Sony Pictures Animation announced today that they’re developing a new stop motion/live action hybrid feature project titled Superbago. It will be directed by John Harvatine and Eric Towner (“Robot Chicken”) and produced by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) along with Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Eric Robinson. The film is being written by Hess, Ricky Blitt, Hubbel Palmer, and Chris Bowman.
“‘Superbago’ is a unique new project for Sony Pictures Animation,” says Michelle Raimo Kouyate, president of production at Sony Pictures Animation. “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 dropped 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.”
“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.”
Check back for more details on Superbago as soon as they become available.