Fox Animation to make The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

Hero's Guide book coverFox Animation has had a bit of a bumpy ride, with neither of the animated movies it made in its first go around (ANASTASIA, TITAN A.E.) doing particularly good business. After being closed down in the summer of 2000, the success of ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS inspired Fox to let the studio have another go and under the sort-of-new name 20th Century Fox Animation.

FANTASTIC MR. FOX then proved to be a genuine hit for the studio, both critically and commercially, and as part of its subsequently expanded slate of upcoming projects 20th Century Fox Animation has decided to make an adaptation of Christopher Healy's THE HERO'S GUIDE TO SAVING YOUR KINGDOM with Chernin Entertainment (RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES) helping to produce.

The story of HERO'S GUIDE follows "the four princes from the classic fairy tales who saved Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty... [the book then tells of how] the princes’ due is glossed over by various minstrels, but the four young men -- cast out of their respective castles -- get a shot at redemption and glory when they uncover a plot that could destroy the kingdoms."

HERO'S GUIDE comes out today, and is the first book from the author.

Extra Tidbit: Fox Animation also made FERNGULLY and THE PAGEMASTER. Because they're just that awesome.
Source: Heat Vision



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