By Travis Martin
Adam Sandler is set to make an animated movie for STX Entertainment. The comedian and his production company, Happy Madison, will produce an animated film that Sandler will write, direct, and star in. This deal for an animated comes from STX’s want to have family-friendly content released under its banner. The studio also has ties to animated films, as chairman Adam Fogelson worked on “Despicable Me” and “Minions” with Illumination, while president and chief creative officer Oren Aviv was head of production and marketing on such films like “Finding Nemo” and “The Incredibles” for Walt Disney Studios.
On this partnership, Fogelson told The Hollywood Reporter, “As we continue to grow our company, the family arena is of critical importance to STX Entertainment and we are tremendously excited to have Adam Sandler and Happy Madison developing projects with us for the global animation market”
Sandler has had previous forays in animated work, such as being the voice of Drac in the “Hotel Transylvania” franchise. He has also written and voiced numerous characters in the adult animated film “Eight Crazy Nights,” which was also co-written by Brooks Arthur, Allen Covert, and Brad Isaacs and was directed by Seth Kearsley. Sandler currently has a picture deal with Netflix and has released “The Ridiculous Six” on the platform. He is about to release his second Netflix film, “The Do Over” with David Spade, this Friday May 27.
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