As Cheech and Chong's reunion stand-up tour "Light Up America" comes to a roach, Big Vision Entertainment has stepped up with plans to produce an animated film featuring the stoned duo with Chambers Bros. Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The two companies have acquired animated film rights to the classic Cheech and Chong library held by music producer and Ode Records owner Lou Adler and will use those famous comedy bits to inspire Cheech and Chong's Smokin' Animated Movie.
Eric and Branden Chambers will direct the animation.
In the '70s and '80s, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong released several top-selling comedy albums and starred in six films, including Up in Smoke and Still Smokin' [WS]."
"It's about time that we got animated because we've been doing animation without the animation for years," Marin said. "Whether you watch it smokin' a fattie or stone-cold sober, it's just plain funny."