King Features Syndicate has announced that a new animated film adaptation of the interactive children''s comic strip is in the works, inspired by the interactive children''s comic stripKing Features has also renewed its representation agreement for the property, which was previously known as.
As the film is slated to air on July 12, it will follow Sherlock-Holmes-inspired detective Slylock Fox and his devoted character, Max Mouse, who match his wits against a cast of eccentric villains. Evan Daugherty, the writer of, andis on board to write and produce thefilm, andChromosphere, a design and animation studio, has joined the project for art direction. C.J. Kettler, president of King Features, will be the executive producer.
"Young readers around the world are eager to experiment with the fun, interactive brainteasers in every day, and we are thrilled to get these iconic characters to life on the big screen," said Kettler. "With this partnership, we will be able to create an engaging and satisfying story that reveals the true meaning of the comic."
"It has been a real pleasure developing something different and fun for comic readers over the years," said the creator. King Features, along with Chromosphere and Evan Daugherty, will develop an exciting, animated remake that will delight our current readers and reach a whole new audience."
In the interactive comic strip from award-winning filmmaker Bob Weber Jr., kids around the world have read daily capers of Slylock Fox and his brother Max Mouse. The friendly cast of characters is able to solve mysteries while also instructing young readers to explore relevant concepts, including allowing them to utilize facts, logic, attention to visual detail, lateral thinking, and other cognitive thinking skills to solve fun and frightening mysteries.
King Features is developing several properties for television and film, including one that is aimed at combining its iconic comic strip properties to today''s culture and broadening its portfolio of properties outside of the core comic strip arena. Recently, King Features debuted the highly anticipated adaptation of the global video game phenomenon, which made its streaming debut this February on Netflix asand dropped a new batch of episodes in August.
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