[Movies] MGM Making Live Action/CGI Hybrid The Pink Panther Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.31.2014
The panther will be back...
MGM is developing a live action & CGI animation-hybrid feature film for The Pink Panther. The studio announced the news today with Walter Mirisch, who executive produced the original films and TV show, producing the new film along with Julie Andrews. David Silverman (The Simpsons Movie, Monsters, Inc.) will direct.
The new film will be a caper film and focus on the Pink Panther himself rather than Inspector Clouseau. The announcement said the film will aim for the tone of the original Friz Freleng and David De Patie cartoons.
MGM president Jonathan Glickman said, "We are incredibly proud to re-introduce the 'Pink Panther' to a brand new generation in such a fresh way. Even more exciting is the chance to work again with our dear friends Walter Mirisch and Julie Andrews, as well as the talented David Silverman, whose enthusiasm convinced us to ‘Think Pink!'"
Andrews added, "I am delighted that the legacy of Blake's iconic Pink Panther franchise will continue to grow in its new hybrid form. It is exciting that the quintessential 'next step' for our beloved Panther will be enjoyed by a 4th generation of audiences. I feel that Blake is encouraging us on."