The Jim Henson Company has acquired the rights to Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad
children's books. The company plans to make an animated movie based on the books, which chronicle the exploits of a frog and his friend, a toad.
Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company, says, "Frog and Toad
has tremendous value with parents who read these charming stories when they were children and are now sharing them with their own kid. With such high caliber talent on board, the delightful and funny adventures of these two great friends--with a nod to the classic 'buddy movie'-- will bring a whole new audience to their big screen debut."
Lisa Henson will produce for The Jim Henson Company. Adam Lobel and Adrianne Lobel will executive produce. Craig Bartlett (Dinosaur Train
and Hey Arnold!
) will write the screenplay and Cory Edwards ("Hoodwinked") is attached to direct.
Plans for products based on Frog and Toad
are also in the works.