Movies: Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Animation veteran Jill Culton has joined Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians, In the Heights) as directing partners for a Warner Bros Pictures Animation adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic Oh, the Places You'll Go!. The project is "a big priority for the studio, being done with Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Bad Robot," Deadline reported. 

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, whose work includes The Greatest Showman, Spirited, and La La Land, will write original songs for the film adaptation. Rob Lieber (Peter Rabbit) is writing the screenplay. "The book is the blueprint for a globetrotting animated musical following a young adventurer as they journey through the joys and heartaches, and the peaks and valleys, of life," Deadline wrote.

Bad Robot's J.J. Abrams is producing along with Hannah Minghella, Bad Robot's head of motion pictures. Culton, a 30-year veteran in animated feature films, is best known for both writing and directing Abominable (2019). She is a computer animation pioneer, having spent a decade at Pixar working on the company's early classics like Toy Story, A Bug's Life, and Toy Story 2. She also designed Jessie, the cowgirl doll, in the Toy Story franchise.

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