Tangled and Bolt’s Byron Howard to Direct New Disney Animated Film
Arrested Development star Jason Bateman is currently in talks to work on a new Disney toon, which will be directed by Tangled and Bolt’s Byron Howard. Before the two Disney pics, Byron Howard has also worked on a number of the studio’s films, including Mulan, Pocahontas, Lilo & Stitch, and Brother Bear.
Bateman’s other animated projects include lending his voice to Fox’s Sit Down, Shut Up, which was created by Mitch Hurwitz, who has also worked in Arrested Development. Disney’s other animated projects in the pipeline include a new take on Hans Christian Andersen’s iconic fairy tale The Snow Queen, Frozen. Slated for a November 27, 2013 release, the film will be directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, and will feature an impressive voice cast that includes Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff.