Producer Galen Walker, who is producing the live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feature film for Paramount, is developing an animated feature based on The Cabbage Patch Kids.

Galen Walker picked up screen rights from Original Appalachian Artworks, which owns the brand.

A spokesperson said a script is in the works for an animated TV special featuring the The Cabbage Patch Kids, which were created in 1978 but became a phenomenon in 1983 when some shoppers literally rioted over their inability to get their hands on one of the chubby, wrinkled dolls.

No production date has been set.