Cartoon Network has announced it has acquired the rights to take three comic titles “Firebreather”, “The Vanishers”, and “Mice Templar” and turn them into feature length movies.  Firebreather and Mice Templar are going to get the animation treatment, while The Vanishers will be turned into a live-action film.

“Firebreather” tells the story of awkward teenager Duncan Rosenblatt, a typical high school kid in most respects, but atypical in one very big way: his dad is a fire-breathing dragon, and Duncan’s destiny is to protect the earth. Duncan must go to school, try to fit in, and in his off time, fulfill his destiny. Created and co-executive-produced by Phil Hester (“The Wretch”), “Firebreather” is executive-produced by Julia Pistor (“Lemony Snicket”) and co-executive-produced by Andy Kuhn (“Freedom Ring”), and Jim Kreig (“Ben 10: Alien Force”) joins as writer.

“Mice Templar” is an epic based on Mike Avon Oeming’s (“Powers”) and Bryan Glass’ (“Magician Apprentice”) comic book series about a young mouse named Karic and the prophecy that leads him to reunite the long disbanded order of the Mice Templar. Karic, chosen to be a warrior, bravely rescues his village and carries on the tradition of this mighty band of mice-knights.

“The Vanishers” is Chuck Dixon’s (“Batman” comics) action-packed tale of fifth graders Andy and Arvis and their adventures through time. The duo sets out on their trans-dimensional mission to collect precious information from Arvis’ time-traveling family. It turns out the Arvises are on the run from a group of treacherous villains who are armed with deadly robots and are intent on taking control of time itself in an effort to enslave humanity. “The Vanishers” is executive-produced by Circle of Confusion’s Rick Jacobs (“The Suffering”), David Alpert (“Them”) and Ted Adams, president of IDW Publishing.

via Superhero Hype

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  1. Mark I.
    July 24, 2008 at 3:50 pm — Reply

    Before anyone gets too excited, according to Ain’t It Cool, Mouse Guard will be CGI.

    Which is disappointing for me at least, because that story cries out for a classic “Watership Down”/”Secret of NIMH” style of 2D animation…not to mention a theatrical release. At the very least, “Samurai Jack” style would be nice.

    I hope they don’t cutesy the mice up too much.

  2. Mark I.
    July 24, 2008 at 3:50 pm — Reply

    Sorry, always cross up the names of Mice Templar and Mouse Guard.

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