Hamburg, Germany’s Ulysses Filmproduktion and Dublin, Ireland’s Cantilever Media have announced they are developing a new family-friendly animated film titled The Amazing Maurice, based on Terry Pratchett’s The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, the 28th installment of the Discworld novel series and the first one to be written for children.
Terry Rossio (Shrek, Aladdin, Pirates of the Caribbean) is writing the screenplay, and Carter Goodrich (Ratatouille, The Croods, Brave) created character designers. Toby Genkel (A Stork’s Journey, Ooops! Noah Is Gone…) will direct the film with Emely Christians and Andrew Baker serving as producers. Roddy McManus and Robert Chandler are attached as executive producers.
Hamburg, Germany’s Studio Rakete and Quebec City, Canada-based Squeeze Animation will handle the animation production.