Indie comic artist Tony Millionaire (Maakies) and animation artist Matt Danner (Dan Vs., Xiaolin Showdown) are developing Millionaire’s Sock Monkey graphic stories as an animated feature. The story for the proposed film will be published this month as a storybook called Sock Monkey Into The Deep Woods.
Danner, who directed Millionaire’s 2008 Adult Swim series The Drinky Crow Show, created this live-action/CGI proof-of-concept:
Danner, who has penned the script and would direct the film, described the idea to Deadline as more Harry Potter and Coraline than Toy Story in tone. “It’s for families, but it has real danger and gravity,” he said.