Matthew Senreich, Tom Sheppard and Zeb Wells will team up to write the screenplay for the hybrid live-action / stop-motion animated Rabbids movie film for Ubisoft Motion Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment. The film is based on the wacky characters from the popular Rabbids TV series and Ubisoft video games. Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the award-winning animation studio founded by Matthew Senreich, Seth Green, John Harvatine IV, and Eric Towner, will be a producing partner on the film, alongside Ubisoft Motion Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Primetime Emmy Award winner Matthew Senreich is widely known for bringing Robot Chicken, Robot Chicken: Star Wars specials, and the upcoming SuperMansion. Zeb Wells is a Primetime Emmy-winning writer best known for Robot Chicken, the Robot Chicken DC Comics specials, Sony Crackle's SuperMansion, among popular comic book titles Venom: Dark Origin, Dark Reign: Elektra and Avenging Spider-Man. Tom Sheppard is a three-time Daytime Emmy-winning writer whose impressive writing credits include Robot Chicken The Zeta Project, My Gym Partner's a Monkey and The Annoying Orange, which he also co-created. Jonathan Kadin, SVP, Production will oversee for Columbia Pictures.
The Rabbids partnership marks the second collaboration between both Sony and Ubisoft for Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. SBS and Ubisoft recently partnered to create a first-of-its kind concept game trailer for the much anticipated tower defense action game Toy Soldiers: War Chest, which debuted at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. Sony Pictures Animation and SBS are developing together a new stop-motion/live-action hybrid feature project, titled Superbago, which will be directed by SBS Principals John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner and produced by Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess along with Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Eric Robinson.
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios is an artist-friendly collective that houses some of the finest talent in all of animation. Founded by partners Seth Green, John Harvatine IV, Matthew Senreich and Eric Towner, the company has a knack for creating unique visuals and telling character driven stories with an uncanny sensibility. Stoopid Buddy Stoodios is home to the longest running stop-motion show on television, Robot Chicken, as well as Sony Crackle's SuperMansion, the upcoming Camp WWE, Denny's The Grand Slams, Mattel's WWE Slam City, L/Studio's Friendship All-Stars, MAD's stop-motion Spy vs. Spy, among many others.
The company's three-building campus and state-of-the-art facility located in Burbank, CA, makes it the largest studio specializing in stop-motion animation in California. The company's work covers the animation gamut, ranging from charming hand-crafted animation all the way to high-end feature quality animation. What do you think? Are you more excited about the upcoming Rabbids movie now that you know the Robot Chicken gang is behind it?