Sony Pictures animation has acquired the rights to Janet Foxley's award-winning Children's book Muncle Trogg, which follows the adventures of a community living inside a volcano, hidden away from humankind.

Sony's Raimo-Kouyate had this to say about the project.

"Strong characters, relatable themes, a unique world and tons of inherent comedy: as soon as I read Muncle Trogg,' I knew this would speak to the kinds of animated movies I want to make at Sony Pictures Animation."

While a hit in the UK and Australia, Muncle Trogg won't hit stateside bookshelves until the spring of 2012. There is no set release date for the movie based on the book at this time.