CULVER CITY, CA — July 20, 2011 — Sony Pictures Animation and Dark Horse Entertainment will develop an animated feature film based on the Dark Horse graphic novelseries Chickenhare by Chris Grine, it was announced by Michelle Raimo-Kouyate, president of Sony Pictures Animation.
Chickenhare is the story of a unique animal that is half chicken, half hare and all hero. The eponymous graphic novels in which Chickenhare was introduced, originally published in 2006 and 2008 by Dark Horse, follow him and his shelled sidekick, Abe, on their adventures in an amazing fantasy world filled with monstrous creatures, demonic critters, and danger lurking around every corner. The two pick up a few more friends and a few more problems, all while exploring themes of identity, family, and friendship.
Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg will executive produce on behalf of Dark Horse Entertainment. Michael Lachance will oversee the project for Sony Pictures Animation with president of production Michelle Raimo-Kouyate.