Warner Bros. announced the development of a character movie based on Funko's collectible toys. According to the site deadline, the feature may be directed and created by Teddy Newton and Mark Dindal. Both are longtime professionals in the Hollywood animation industry, so Newton worked on title design such as Up: High Adventures and Ratatouille; while Dindal was responsible for special effects of Aladdin and The Little Mermaid.
Despite this, Warner and Funko did not detail what the title, plot or characters will be part of the animation. It is worth remembering that companies have a longstanding partnership with the commercialization of franchise collectibles Batman and Harry Potter.
The project will be led by Allison Abbate, executive director of the film studio. At Deadline, she commented on the collectible brand: "Her new approach to pop culture makes these figures incredibly attractive to fans of all ages."
Funko CEO Brian Mariotti also expressed satisfaction with the proposal: "We are excited about this opportunity and committed to creating an amazing Funko movie that has its own merit. It's not just about selling toys or building a brand," he told the site. International.