Warner Brothers is definitely dog-friendly this year picking up two animation pitches featuring pooches. According to The Hollywood Reporter, DOG SHOW is an idea from Alan Schoolcraft and Brent Simons already fitted with the voice talents of Tina Fey, Robert Downey Jr., and returning to animation, Ellen DeGeneres.
With “Show,” writer John Glenn (“Eagle Eye”) and producer David Manpearl developed the idea with Schoolcraft and Simons before approaching DeGeneres, who stamped it with her unique sensibilities. The team took the project around town, with Warners beating several suitors to take best in show.
And Variety reports that WB has also grabbed the rights to THE LONELY DOG, an idea hatched by Ivan Clark and Richard Taylor from the book of paintings by Clark. WB is planning a GC treatment for this film to be produced by Kerry Foster and Akiva Goldsman. There is still no news on the plot.