Evergreen Media Group is currently working on a hybrid live action/CG movie adaptation of [Batman creator] Bob Kane’s 60s animated cartoon, Courageous Cat. The cartoon is worth noting as it is one of the only two franchises from Kane that isn’t owned by DC Comics and Warner Bros.
Evergreen’s adaptation of Courageous Cat will feature a reimagined mythology for the titular character, with the original series (syndicated by Telefeatures) only serving as a parody of Batman, actually predicting the more campy aspects of the live action series starring Adam West and Burt Ward.
“We are very excited to have been granted the rights to this beloved masterpiece,” said exec producer Tony DeRosa-Grund (Josie and the Pussycats, Sabrina the Teenage Witch). “Courageous Cat has an amazing pedigree – no pun intended – coming from the lineage of great properties created by Bob Kane. We look forward to bringing Courageous Cat to a whole new generation of fans.”
“For years we resisted overtures for the property,” said Debbie Litt, Director of Telefeatures. “However, because of Tony and Evergreen’s longstanding track record of finding great new takes to reboot classic properties we had a significant comfort level in entrusting them with Courageous Cat.”
For more info, visit www.evergreenmediagroup.com.