Directors Brenda Chapman (Brave, The Prince of Egypt) and Kevin Lima (A Goofy Movie, Tarzan, Enchanted) have signed a first-look deal with Twentieth Century Fox (soon to become Disney) to produce live action, hybrid, and animated films.

Chapman and Lima, who are also wife and husband, will produce films through their company ‘Twas Entertainment. The initial project currently being developed for Fox Family is titled The Cartoon Touch, which they co-wrote. No plot details have been announced.

“For years, we have worked parallel paths creating films we’re each extremely proud of,” Chapman and Lima said in a statement. “Now, by combining our talents in ‘Twas Entertainment, we’re stepping into a new and thrilling phase of our careers and are looking forward to gathering old and new collaborators who share our goal: family films with big heart, infectious humor and genuine intelligence.”

Both Chapman and Lima worked at the Disney in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Chapman worked in story on Beauty and the Beast and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and was story supervisor on The Lion King, while Lima contributed story and character design to films like The Little Mermaid, The Rescuers Down Under, and Aladdin.

Both are repped by WME. Chapman is also repped by Candace Carlo and Lima by Joel McKuin.

(Photos courtesy of WME.)

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