Illumination’s New Take on Woody Woodpecker Gets Writers
Illumination Entertainment has recently announced that their proposed Woody Woodpecker feature has just signed pair of writers: John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky.
According to a Deadline.com report, Altschuler and Dave Krinsky were both tapped by Illumination head Chris Meledandri and Universal Studios to write a script for the proposed Woody Woodpecker feature, citing the duos impressive animation and comedy credits as the reason.
The writing pair’s more notable runs include their long term at the MTV hit shows Beavis and Butthead and King of The Hill, as well as live-action credit by way of Will Ferell and Jon Heder’s Blades of Glory.
The Woody Woodpecker property has been dormant since 2002, when the New Woody Woodpecker Show ended its run on Fox Kids. The character is one of the oldest names in the indusrty, with the original iteration dating back to 1940, when it was first created by Walter Lantz, Ben Hardaway, and Alex Lovy. Woody was originally voiced by cartoon legend Mel Blanc.
Woody Woodpecker will join a new slate of projects at Illumination, which includes the Despicable Me sequel, as well as the Addams Family, Curious George, The Cat in the Hat, and the much talked about biopic of Dr. Seuss.