Sony Pictures Animation has acquired the motion picture rights to Janet Foxley’s Muncle Trogg, The 2010 Times (of London)/Chicken House prize-winner, it was announced today by Bob Osher, president of Sony Pictures Digital Productions and Michelle Raimo-Kouyate, president of production for Sony Pictures Animation. The preemptive deal is Raimo-Kouyate’s first acquisition since her appointment as president of production. Jane Startz, a distinguished producer of family entertainment, is the executive producer. Kane Lee, Jane Startz Productions Inc.’s vice president of development, is co-producer.
“Great stories begin with great characters andÂ Muncle Troggis one of the most original,” said Bob Osher, president of Sony Pictures Digital Productions.