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reports that Michael Fry (co-creator of the comic strip Over
The Hedge) commented that a pilot was produced for one of his
older strips, When I Was Short for Warner Bros Television Animation.
"We're on a short list for midseason replacement for WB Kids! Saturday
morning," Fry stated. "We should know by March 15."
In related news, Fry mentioned that Nelvana is developing his comic
as an animated TV series for the Fox Family Channel.
"Nelvana has delivered three finished Committeds to Fox Family with
ten more on the way," Fry said. "We have no set air date yet, but
FFC is talking about March or maybe April or maybe early Summer. CTV
in Canada is set to begin airing Committed March 10, at 7:00 PM Eastern."
But the biggest news for fans of Michael Fry and T. Lewis's comic
strip "Over The Hedge" is that "the concept has been picked up by
Jeffrey Katzenberg at Dreamworks to be developed by Pacific
DataImages (PDI). Over The Hedge would be an all-CGI movie like
PDI's Antz and the soon-to-be-released Shrek."
"Jim Cox (FernGully) is still producing, but now with his wife Penney
Finkelman Cox (Antz, Prince of Egypt) on board as well," Fry told
Comics2Film. "We're in a race against the strike to get a writer putting
a script together based on an original story by myself, T Lewis and
The movie had originally been set up at Fox Family Films. However,
that studio put the movie into turnaround. "Things look much more
promising at Dreamworks," Fry said.