Sony Pictures Animation Makes Reservation for 'Pooch Cafe' Movie
by Ethan Anderton
October 6, 2011
Though they've got some hard work to do before reaching Pixar levels of quality in their work, Sony Pictures Animation is still responsible for the spectacular adaptation of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, so they've got some magic somewhere in their ranks. Now it looks like they'll have the chance to prove their skill again with another adaptation of a popular established property as the animation company has announced plans to adapt Pooch Café, the comic strip by Paul Gilligan. Shrek 2 co-director and Gnomeo and Juliet helmer Kelly Asbury will sit in the director's chair for the animated feature film.
The film will follow Poncho, a cheese-loving, squirrel-fearing, toilet-drinking mutt who joins his canine friends at the Pooch Café, a neighborhood hangout where dogs can be dogs. It's basically like a family friendly bar for dogs with the canines can be found comparing notes on such weighty issues as avoiding baths, zebra-flavored kibble, and the construction of a giant catapult with which to hurl all the Earth’s cats into the Sun. You know, normal dog behavior. Sounds like there could be the potential for a witty and fun look into the social lives of dogs when they're not busy being man's best friend. Stay tuned.
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