Tyler Perry’s production company has partnered with Exodus Film Group to produce an animated series based on his signature character, Madea, an opinionated, larger-than-life African-American woman.
Variety says that much like Perry’s hit TBS comedy “House of Payne,” the untitled “Madea” toon will be funded and produced before the show is shopped to potential networks. “Madea” could also wind up being distributed directly to video.
“After receiving thousands of letters from parents telling me how much their kids love Madea and realizing that a lot of the plays were not kid friendly,” said Perry, “I wanted to do something more appropriate, and this seems to be it. A ‘Madea’ animation looks like the best way.”
Perry will create, write and executive produce the animated project. Exodus CEO John Eraklis, prexy Max Howard and Williams will also serve as executive producers.