20th Century Fox has handed out a May 17, 2013 release date for the animated adaptation Leaf Men.

Chris Wedge (Ice Age) is directing the animated project, which is based on the 1996 children's book by William Joyce. The story centers on a colony of doodle bugs who call upon the Leaf Men for help in vanquishing the nefarious Spider Queen. Blue Sky Studios is also producing the 3D adventure.

Leaf Men is currently going up against the Roland Emmerich movie Singularity on May 17, 2013. Leaf Men will also be released three weeks before the DreamWorks Animation bug movie Turbo, which arrives in theaters on June 7, 2013.