"GLENDALE, Calif., April 6, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- DreamWorks Animation (NYSE: DWA) today announced that they have just acquired the rights to develop and produce the computer-animated feature "Punk Farm," inspired by Jarrett J. Krosoczka's popular children's book of the same name. The story was developed by producer Kevin Messick and writer Jim Hecht, the latter of whom most recently co-wrote the animated hit "Ice Age: The Meltdown."
"Punk Farm" tells the story of a group of farm animals -- a sheep, a chicken, a pig, a goat and a cow -- who form an underground rock band. The film will chronicle their journey as they follow their dreams to make their mark as a band and perform at the first-ever animal band music festival: LIVESTOCK.
Messick will serve as executive producer and Hecht will write the screenplay. They will also share story credit on the film. DWA's head of development Kristine Belson shepherded the deal and will oversee the project..."For more visit here.
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