Fox Hires McDonnells to Script ‘Mutts’ Movie

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Fox is moving ahead with plans for an animated feature based on the popular newspaper comic strip Mutts, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The studio has brought on the strip’s creator, Patrick McDonnell, and his brother, Robert McDonnell, to write a script for the film. Patrick McDonnell also will be an executive producer on the project.

Mutts began in 1994 and stars canine Earl and his feline friend Mooch as well as a cast of neighborhood pets, other animals and humans.

The Mutts project was brought in by Fox Animation executive Ralph Millero, The Reporter writes.

No word on whether the film will be done in CG animation or traditional 2D animation.