Ron Howard Set to Direct His First Animated Feature, an Adaptation of Children's Book THE SHRINKING OF TREEHORN
Director Ron Howard seems to have done it all, as he’s brought us such a long list of wonderful movies and fantastic TV. Now he is venturing into new territory with his first animated movie, an adaptation of a 1971 children’s book entitled The Shrinking of Treehorn.
The story follows “a young man who begins shrinking in size after playing a strange board game, which goes largely unnoticed by his parents. The visual language of the film will closely follow Gorey’s aesthetic."
Zareh Nalbandian, Animal Logic’s entertainment CEO had this to say in a statement:
“I’ve long had this passionate point of view that Ron Howard should make a tentpole animated movie. That’s how this started. It was serendipitous that Imagine was sort of evolving and growing, and Animal Logic was more and more committed to the development and production of our own intellectual property. We have a shared vision of what that space can be.”
Rob Lieber (Peter Rabbit, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) has been hired to write the script. The film will be released by Paramount.
I’ve never heard of this children’s book, but my kids love to read, so I will look for it the next time we are at the library. Have you read The Shrinking of Treehorn?