‘Slylock Fox’ Animated Movie In Works From King Options – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: King Options Syndicate has launched improvement on a brand new animated characteristic impressed by the interactive kids’s sketch, Slylock Fox — having renewed its illustration settlement for the property, beforehand often known as Slylock Fox and Comics for Children.

The movie in improvement will observe the Sherlock-Holmes-esque detective Slylock Fox and his devoted sidekick, Max Mouse, as they match wits towards a solid of eccentric villains. Evan Daugherty — author of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent and Snow White and the Huntsman — is on board to jot down and produce, with the design and animation studio Chromosphere having come aboard for artwork route. King Options’ President C.J. Kettler will function the venture’s government producer.

Created by Bob Weber Jr. and revealed by King Options Syndicate, the Slylock sketch has since 1987 allowed children to observe Slylock Fox, Mad Mouse and different pleasant characters, educating younger readers about fascinating subjects and inspiring them to make use of info, logic, consideration to visible element, lateral considering and different cognitive considering expertise to unravel enjoyable, puzzling mysteries.

Slylock Fox is one among a number of properties King Options is presently creating for tv and movie, because it appears to each adapt its sketch IP for right this moment’s tradition and construct out the portfolio of properties it represents outdoors of the core sketch area. The corporate most just lately debuted its adaptation of the favored online game Cuphead, which made its streaming debut this February on Netflix as The Cuphead Present! and dropped a brand new batch of episodes in August.

“Younger readers around the globe look ahead to fixing the enjoyable, interactive brainteasers in Slylock Fox each day and we’re thrilled to carry these iconic characters to life on the large display,” mentioned Kettler. “Evan Daugherty and Chromosphere Studios each do unimaginable work and with this partnership we will create an enticing and significant story that captures the true spirit of the comedian’s mysterious adventures.”

“It has been a real pleasure creating Slylock Fox through the years to carry readers of the comedian pages one thing enjoyable and totally different with interactive actions centered round core training themes,” added Weber. “We look ahead to the subsequent Slylock Fox venture and know that King Options, together with Chromosphere and Evan Daugherty, will create an thrilling, animated adaptation that’s certain to captivate our present followers and likewise attain an entire new viewers.”

A producer and distributor of well-known mental properties, in addition to a frontrunner in traditional character licensing and franchise improvement, King Options’ portfolio contains such world-renowned popular culture manufacturers as Popeye, Cuphead, Flash Gordon, The Phantom, Hägar the Horrible, Moomin, Prince Valiant and Mandrake the Magician. As content material syndication specialists, the corporate distributes beloved comics equivalent to Blondie, Beetle Bailey, Mutts and dozens of others in addition to columns, editorial cartoons and puzzles throughout a number of platforms and content material suppliers across the globe. King Options is a part of Hearst Newspapers, which publishes 24 dailies and 52 weeklies, together with the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle and Instances Union (Albany, New York), additionally working native digital advertising providers and directories.

Daugherty is repped by Verve, supervisor Jake Wagner and McKuin Frankel Whitehead.

Leave a Comment