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Heathcliff heading to the big screen
Waterman Entertainment (executive producer for Casper, Alvin And The Chipmunks, Stuart Little) has announced that it has acquired the film rights to the comic strip Healthcliff from Peter Gallagher who produces the comic strip. The strip will be a CGI/live action film.
From the press release:
“Their track record is impeccable. Casper, Stuart Little and Alvin are examples of incorporating elements that past audiences loved and adding a contemporary flair that makes these properties endure with a whole new generation. That is exactly what I was looking to achieve with Heathcliff. We want our existing fans to identify with the characters they know while introducing him to an entirely new audience. As a creator I know that they will be attentive to our lasting vision for the brand and welcome our input, which is very important to me,” said Gallagher.
Heathcliff was created in 1973 by George Gately who produced the strip until 2001 when his nephew, Peter took over the strip. The strip is syndicated through Creators Syndicate