Disney to Raise an Animated American

Walt Disney Pictures is developing a project called Animated American with Robert Zemeckis and Bob Cooper attached to produce. Variety reports that Rob Edwards, the screenwriter behind The Princess and the Frog, has been brought aboard to draft.

Not unlike the world created in Zemeckis’ Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Animated American will feature a reality of both cartoons and live-action people. The plot revolves around a cartoon baby raised by “humans” who, on his 18th birthday, decides to go in search of his birth family.

The film joins a tremendous number of in-development Zemeckis projects, including the drama Flight, a sequel to his Who Framed Roger Rabbit and a CGI/live action hybrid How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack and two time-travel films, Timeless and Replay.

It’s also noted that Edwards will be providing a screenplay for the upcoming Amulet, which will potentially star Willow and Jaden Smith.

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