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The Wife and I first encountered the Uglydoll in 2003 or so, and fell in love with them at first sight. The characters have been around since 2001, and have appeared in movies, but have not had a movie of their own. Until now.

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MerchandiseStar TrekToys

I discovered the Uglydoll pretty late after their introduction (somewhere around 2005), but fell in love with the whimsical design and innocence that each of the characters brought to the plush toys.  Now it looks like Pretty Ugly, LLC is giving the Uglydoll the Star Trek treatment, and Ice Bat is a redshirt.

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Press ReleaseSolicitationsVIZ Media

Press Release VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, serves up some monstrous fun with the release of UGLYDOLL: EAT DAT! The full-color graphic novel from the Perfect Square imprint is now available, and is rated ‘A’ for All Ages and carries an MSRP of $7.99 U.S. / $9.99 CAN.

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I’ll admit to discovering the Uglydoll a couple of years after they became extremely popular.  The wife fell in love with them, and now The Boy is slowly starting to find amusement in creating stories involving the stuffed toy. And even though a bazillion of the stuffed plush toys have made it to market, it is time to move to the next level.  That is where Illumination Entertainment and Chris Meledandri come in.  Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures have joined forces to develop an animated feature length film on the line of products created by David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim.

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