Hot off the heels of the production company’s acquisitions of the rights to The Brave Little Toaster and Mr. Ed, Waterman Entertainment has picked up yet another family-favorite property. The company announced today that they are plotting a feature film iteration of the comic strip Heathcliff. As with Toaster and Mr. Ed, the film will be envisioned as a CGI/live-action blend with a contemporary storyline. Waterman Entertainment is the same company behind those awful Alvin and the Chipmunks films, so it’s safe to assume we’re in for a very commercialized iteration of Heathcliff.
The Heathcliff comic strip, created by George Gately in 1973, centered on a wisecracking cat who enjoyed annoying his human companions (as do all cats in general, I believe). The character was previously adaptated for two different animated series in 1980 and 1984. Hit the jump to read the full press release.