Ron Howard is making his first animated feature film

Ron HowardPhotograph: Bryan Bedder/Getty Photographs for Nationwide Geographic For a couple several years, Ron Howard…

Ron Howard is making his first animated feature film

Ron Howard

Ron Howard
Photograph: Bryan Bedder/Getty Photographs for Nationwide Geographic

For a couple several years, Ron Howard has been dancing all around an adaptation of the 1971 children’s reserve The Shrinking Of Treehorn, and now Deadline claims the undertaking is not only moving ahead, but that it’s been picked up by Netflix and that it will be Howard’s first function-duration animated movie. Sure, irrespective of owning some working experience adapting a children’s e book into a stay-action movie, Howard is heading to reject the impulse to do the erroneous matter and do the right thing as a substitute. (Apologies to any one who wished to see Jim Carrey play a shrinking boy.)

The original ebook, published by Florence Parry Heide and that includes art by Edward Gorey, is about a boy named Treehorn who mysteriously starts off shrinking a person day. His mom and dad don’t recognize at first and really do not treatment when they do detect. Is it nonetheless a metaphor if it’s just the literal text? Possibly way, the reserve is not just an epic tome, so it will be interesting to see how Howard can potentially develop it into a function movie, but Deadline does say that it will be “a musical established in New York City in the course of the holidays”—so the remedy to increasing that tale to fill a attribute film is seemingly “make it a musical set in New York Metropolis in the course of the vacations.”

Rob Lieber, who formerly wrote that (relatively) in-your-face Peter Rabbit motion picture with James Corden voicing the bunny, wrote the script for this adaptation of The Shrinking Of Treehorn. No word on when this may come out, but it experienced been sitting, unmade, on a shelf at Paramount for a extensive time just before Netflix arrived on board. Interestingly, this will come as Netflix has killed off a ton of animated exhibits that were in the functions, so it’s possible the trick all along was to make animated movies instead of shows?