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Herobear Flies to Universal

Universal Pictures is in final negotiations to acquire the animated feature film rights to Herobear & the Kid from Astonish Comics. Chuck Gordon's Daybreak Production. and Adrian Askarieh's Prime Universe Productions will produce the film. Animator Mike Kunkel created the series about Tyler, a little boy who inherits a stuffed polar teddy bear and a pocket watch from his dead grandfather. The bear comes to life as a superhero and the pair have many adventures while touching on real childhood issues like fitting in at a new school, dealing with bullies, love and imagination. Kunkel, who has worked as an animator on feature films like Tarzan, Hercules and The Pagemaster and the TV series Dilbert, will direct the film and co-write the script with Jeph Loeb, who will also executive produce. In addition to being the award-winning writer of Batman: The Long Halloween for DC Comics, Loeb has many credits in Hollywood writing for film (Teen Wolf, Commando) and producing for film and television (the upcoming Buffy: The Animated Series, and Firestorm).

Herobear & the Kid (c) 2001-2002 Astonish Comics.