Sony Pictures Animation Picks up Children’s Book MUNCLE TROGG

     March 31, 2011

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Sony Pictures Animation has acquired the screen rights to Janet Foxley children’s novel Muncle TroggDeadline‘s description says the book is about a “fairytale community” who live in volcano and hidden away from humans.  However, the official description of the novel (via Amazon) says that the hidden-dwellers are giants and that the title character is a small giant that’s laughed at by the other giants for being human-sized.  Muncle then goes to take a look at the “Smallings” and is surprised by what he discovers.

SPA has had a mixed track record so far.  They launched with the forgettable Open Season, followed up with the slightly better Surf’s Up, and then hit it out of the park with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.  This year they have the live-action/CGI hybrid The Smurfs and a collaboration with Wallace and Gromit creators Aardman Animation for the holiday flick Arthur Christmas.

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