Spielberg, DreamWorks, Discovery Animate Future Earth

Steven Speilberg is coming back to animation having set up a miniseries for Discovery Channel.

The series, called Future Earth, will speculate about life on the planet 25, 50 and 100 years from now. Spielberg will produce the series, with DreamWorks TV and DreamWorks Animation both on board the project as well.

In a statement, Spielberg said he would personally be overseeing the development of the project. The Oscar-winning director, who presented the classic Tiny Toons Adventures animated series for Warner Bros., also is producing a special series for Discovery called The Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero.

Future Earth is part of an overall development deal between Discovery, Spielberg and the DreamWorks outlets to create nonfiction programs.