Warner Bros Adapting Animal Planet’s ‘Meerkat Manor’ Into Animated Film


EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros. Footage Animation is heading to the Discovery vault to adapt their Animal Planet collection, Meerkat Manor, right into a characteristic animated film. Suppose Completely happy Ft. That George Miller hatched franchise which centered round tap-dancing penguins raked in over a half billion on the world field workplace.

Warner Bros. Discovery’s Animal Planet first aired Meerkat Manor in 2005, with the collection turning into the community’s highest rated present over its 4 seasons. The Emmy-nominated collection reached 204 million households in additional than 160 international locations on the Animal Planet platform alone.

The Animal Planet docuseries adopted the Whiskers, a household of meerkats, as they struggled to outlive in South Africa’s Kalahari Desert. Much like Completely happy Ft, Warner Bros. Footage Animation will use photoreal animation to seize the Whiskers for his or her characteristic movie debut.

The Meerkat Manor film will likely be produced by Seth Inexperienced and Tracy Falco of The Inexperienced Room. Pic’s EPs are authentic collection creator Caroline Hawkins in addition to Clare Birks of Oxford Scientific Movies (OSF). OSF is owned by ITV Studios.

Stated Invoice Damaschke, President of Warner Bros. Footage Animation, “As we proceed to develop our animated characteristic movie slate, we’re excited to deliver the beloved Meerkat Manor from WBD’s Animal Planet to the massive display screen. Together with our companions Tracy, Seth, OSF and ITV Studios, we stay up for making a photoreal animated household journey for the following era and seeing our meerkat buddies make their characteristic movie debut in means they’ve by no means been seen earlier than.”

Stated Hawkins, “It’s 20 years since we experimented with a wildlife cleaning soap opera in a London basement, and now right here we’re. What larger proof might there be of the enduring attraction of meerkats?  I’m certain they might be thrilled at attaining stardom in Hollywood! Warner Bros is the pure dwelling for this film, and I’m delighted to be partnering with Tracy, Seth and Invoice whose visionary experience is second to none.”

Stated producers Inexperienced and Falco, “Meerkats have been secondary characters in animated characteristic movies and it’s time they get the star therapy they’ve deserved. We imagine that the heartwarming and entertaining story of Meerkat Manor, replete with all of the drama, emotion and humor of the human expertise, will resonate with audiences of all ages. We couldn’t be extra excited to deliver these lovable characters to life in a brand new and thrilling means, with the right companions in Invoice Damaschke, Pam Abdy, Mike De Luca and Warner Bros. Footage Animation.” 

“We’re honored to embark on this new journey with the collection’ good creator Caroline Hawkins and Clare Birks to share the magic of Meerkat Manor with the world, each for diehard followers of the worldwide phenomenon collection and a completely new era of meerkat lovers.”

Inexperienced is represented by UTA, Untitled Leisure and Lon Sorenson and David Weber of Sloane/Supply/Weber/Dern. OSF and ITV Studios are repped by legal professional Stuart Rosenthal.