With the success of its CG-adaptation of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, Universal is siccing its animation subsidiary Illumination Entertainment on yet another classic Seuss title, The Cat in the Hat.
Universal's live-action Cat in the Hat feature, which was considered a bomb despite grossing over $100 million, is only nine years old, but with The Lorax defeating John Carter -- AKA "the year's first blockbuster" -- the feeling among the involved parties is that Dr. Seuss books "connect better in animation."
Rob Lieber will write, Illumination Entertainment’s Chris Meledandri will produce, and Dr. Seuss's wife Audrey Geisel will executive produce. No word yet on a release date.
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