Sony Pictures Animation has confirmed plans for a new stop-motion/live-action hybrid feature project titled Superbago. Superbago will be directed by Robot Chicken‘s John Harvatine and Eric Towner, and produced by Napoleon Dynamite helmer Jared Hess, with Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Eric Robinson. The script is being written by Hess, Ricky Blitt, Hubbel Palmer and Chris Bowman.
“This project started with a couple of buddies buying a ’73 Winnebago off craigslist and making a short film near and dear to our hearts,” said Eric Towner. “We found a super supportive home in Sony Pictures Animation and couldn’t be more thrilled with the talented team surrounding the project.”
“Superbago is a unique new project for Sony Pictures Animation,” says president of production Michelle Raimo Kouyate. “I love that our studio has the luxury of not being tied down to one specific type of movie. Superbago will skew older than our last features, but I immediately fell in love with the smart comedy idea behind it, which features two irreverent stop-motion characters dropping in a live-action world. The incredibly talented creative team of directors John Harvatine and Eric Towner along with the unique perspective of producer Jared Hess will make this project like nothing you’ve seen before.”