GLENDALE, Calif., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that Pulitzer prize winning cartoonist Berkeley Breathed is bringing Flawed Dogs, his previously published picture book and novel, to the big screen for a feature film adaption at the studio. Breathed is best known for creating Bloom County, a 1980s cartoon-comic strip featuring Opus the Penguin. He will serve as executive producer on the project, which DreamWorks Animation’s head of development Alex Schwartz and development executive Damon Ross are overseeing.
Flawed Dogs tells the fabled tale of a dachshund whose dreams are shattered when he is wrongly exiled from his loving human family by a jealous show dog. Landing in the Last Ditch Dog Depository, our hero rallies a comically misfit troop of “flawed” dogs to help him take down his purebred nemesis at the International Dog Show Championship in Rome.
“In Flawed Dogs, we have a dog movie that has edge as well as heart, which will be inspired by the singularly brilliant visual and comedic sensibility of Berkeley Breathed,” said Schwartz. “At DreamWorks Animation we are excited to work with him on what we believe to be a universally appealing story that captures the unique and profound relationship between humans and their dogs.”
“All my stories are sparked by a nugget of truth hiding in plain sight. In this case, it’s that all animals dream… but only dogs dream of us,” added Berkeley Breathed. “I look forward to collaborating with the talented creative team at DreamWorks Animation to bring Flawed Dogs to cinematic life.”
Fonda Snyder of Alchemy Ink, Inc. is representing Berkeley Breathed.