Sneaks, an animated feature first announced in 2018, is in pre-production — under a new director.
Rob Edwards will write and helm the independently financed project, which follows a “misguided, one-of-a-kind” designer sneaker’s adventure across New York City in search of his sister. Edwards is an experienced screenwriter who co-wrote Disney’s The Princess and the Frog and Treasure Planet and consulted on Wreck-It Ralph and Frozen. Previously, he wrote and produced episodes of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Full House, A Different World, Roc, and In Living Color.
The film will be produced by Len Hartman and Gil Cloyd of Columbus, Ohio’s Lengi Studios, and Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland of Cinema Gypsy Productions (Disney Channel’s forthcoming Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur). Fishburne will also voice The Collector, the character who steals the protagonist’s sister.