Last month we reported that Roger Rabbit producer Gary K. Wolf was working on developing a new animated buddy-comedy project for Pixar called The Stooge, and it would star Mickey Mouse and Roger Rabbit. Thanks to AICN we have a new piece of pre-production art to share with you for the project. The art was created by Douglas Sirois who gives an update,
The Stooge has a treatment and we have a few writers brainstorming. We are developing more concept art. We have two directors interested and are actively looking for a Disney producer to take it to the next level. It is a great concept and a ton of fun developing. We also have been working with Gary K. Wolf on some Roger Rabbit short animation concepts that will also grab more attention and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the character this year!
Wolf assures the site that the project is happening. Here's a previously released description of what the story will entail...
The movie is called The Stooge. It will be based on the classic Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis movie of the same name. The story has the emotional empathy and sensibilities of Wall-E and Toy Story. It will be a (G) Rated Pixar type animated musical buddy comedy. Mickey takes on the Dean Martin role, Roger, who is already regarded as a comic genius in France, takes the Jerry Lewis part.
The film incorporates five specific locations from the Disneyland park. It also introduces the Toon Train, an exciting and interesting way to travel through Toontown.
The film features real-life people. Walt Disney costars. Orson Wells makes an appearance.
For more background information on the project click here. I'm excited for this, and I hope it turns out being a great flick!