Wedge to turn a new animated 'Leaf' at Fox

Wedge to turn a new animated ‘Leaf’ at Fox

Ice Age director Chris Wedge has been tapped to helm Leaf Men, an animated feature that Fox will release through its Fox Animation label, with Blue Sky Studios producing.

Variety is reporting that Wedge’s involvement comes after a lengthy tug-of-war over the project between Fox, Blue Sky Studios (which Wedge co-founded) and Disney-based animation rival Pixar.

Leaf Men is an adaptation of the William Joyce illustrated children’s book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs. The book follows a troop of bugs that try to save a garden and need to battle an evil spider queen. The bugs turn to the mythical Leaf Men to aid them in their quest.

Keep your eyes on The Flickcast for future developments on this animated feature.