The good news keeps pouring in for Lin-Manuel Miranda. On the heels of leaving his Tony-winning hit, In the Heights, to focus on new projects, the musical theater savant has inked a development deal with Dreamworks Animation (Shrek, Kung Fu Panda) to help create animated musical films.
"At DreamWorks we want to figure out a way to do an
animated musical in the way Jeffrey (Katzenberg) did at Disney in
the '80s," Bill Damaschke, the company's co-president of production, tells The Hollywood Reporter. "It's been a
long time since there's been an animated musical that pushed the
He's right—1989's The Little Mermaid has yet to be topped!
Though Miranda's first project for DreamWorks is still top-secret, we know that he's teaming up with High School Musical writer Peter Baroscchini. There's also word that DreamWorks is developing a little Shrek spin-off known as Puss in Boots, starring the one and only Antonio Banderas. So, yeah...we're just saying. Let the speculation begin!