Waterman Entertainment is bringing back The Brave Little Toaster. The company has acquired the rights to the property with plans to make it into CGI and live-action hybrid feature.
Brave Little Toaster was a novel for children by Thomas Disch first published in 1980. An animated feature was released in 1987 and spawned two home-video sequels. According to The Wrap, Waterman has recently raised a development fund from private equity and plans to develop and acquire family entertainment projects.
The company also has bought an option on Born Free: The Story of Elsa the Lion, and expects to tell the story from the animal’s perspective, the site writes.
Waterman founder Steve Waterman previously was co-producer on Casper and executive producer on Stuart Little and Stuart Little 2. More recently, he was an executive producer on all three installments of the Alvin and the Chipmunks series.