Mr Men: The Movie looks set to arrive on the big screen. Twentieth Century Fox’s planned adaptation of British author Roger Hargreaves’s much-loved children’s books is being put together by the studio’s animation department, which may preclude the kind of live-action/CGI mix that has seen fans of Yogi Bear, Garfield and Alvin and the Chipmunks wailing into their popcorn.
But Mr Tickle, Mr Greedy and Mr Nosey may still be rendered in pixels rather than Hargreaves’s traditional hand-drawn techniques: Fox Animation is best known for films such as the Ice Age series and Horton Hears a Who!, all of which are heavily CGI-based.
Hargreaves, who died in 1988, wrote 43 Mr Men books, with five more being completed by his son Adam. The Hollywood Reporter’s story about the film version does not mention whether the Little Miss characters will also be included.