Brave director Brenda Chapman and Kevin Lima of ’Twas Entertainment have closed a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox to produce live-action, hybrid, and animated films. The Cartoon Touch will be their first project at Fox Family.
Chapman made headlines as the first female director of a feature animated film at a major studio. Other than her Oscar-winning film Brave, she contributed to The Prince of Egypt, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King.
Chapman and Lima will co-write the film The Cartoon Touch, though details of the plot still remain a secret.
“For years, we have worked parallel paths creating films we’re each extremely proud of. Now, by combining our talents in ‘Twas Entertainment, we’re stepping into a new and thrilling phase of our careers and are looking forward to gathering old and new collaborators who share our goal: family films with big heart, infectious humor, and genuine intelligence,” Chapman and Lima said Monday in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter.