Webcomic creator Matthew Inman, who is behind the humor site theoatmeal.com, has signed a deal to develop an animated feature for Illumination Entertainment. He made the announcement on his website last week.
Inman, who has been drawing comics for over a decade now, transitioned into the animation industry a couple years ago. The popularity of The Oatmeal landed him at Illumination Entertainment where he has been working as creative consultant for the past 18 months on a number of the studio’s features.
Notably, he worked on the recently released The Secret Life of Pets 2, creating gags additional gags and sequences for the film. “Throughout this process,” Inmman wrote on his site, “I’ve learned a ton about screenwriting, filmmaking, and storyboarding. I even taught myself how to make animatics…”.