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‘Sausage Party”s Conrad Vernon Continues Down Adult Animation Path with ‘Amberville’ Series

Conrad Vernon is reuniting with Megan Ellison’s Annapurna, producer of last year’s hit Sausage Party, for another adult-oriented animation project, Amberville.

The project is an adaptation of Tim Davys’ “Mollisan Town” novel series set in a gritty world of stuffed animals.

Amberville is being developed as a cgi series for Amazon Studios by Vernon and Chris McCoy, who wrote and directed last year’s Good Kids. McCoy wrote the pilot and Vernon will direct it. If the project makes it to series, it would be available on Amazon Prime Video.

Amberville’s story revolves around a reformed Teddy Bear who is pulled back in to the criminal underworld when his former boss enlists him for an impossible new job.

Conrad Vernon.
Conrad Vernon.

Prior to Sausage Party, Vernon had worked at Dreamworks since 1996, where he co-directed Shrek 2, Madagascar 3, and Monsters vs. Aliens. Earlier, he had worked as a storyboard artist on The Simpsons, and writer and board artist on The Ren & Stimpy Show, 2 Stupid Dogs, and Rocko’s Modern Life.

Vernon and McCoy will executive produce the project, along with Annapurna’s Ellison, Sue Naegle, and David Distenfeld.

Cover of Tim Davy's "Amberville."
Cover of Tim Davy’s “Amberville.”

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