Warner Animation Group has begun developing and producing a film based on Funko’s popular collectors’ figurines. The deal extends Warner Bros.’ and Funko’s long-running partnership, which has included various licensed collectibles from WB franchises such as Batman, Aquaman and Harry Potter.
“We’re thrilled for this opportunity and are committed to make an amazing Funko movie that stands on its own merit,” says Brian Mariotti, chief executive officer, Funko. “This isn’t about selling toys or building a brand. The team at Warner Animation Group have a unique vision of what the first film should be, and we are extremely excited to take this journey alongside them.”
Warner Animation Group is working with Oscar-nominated director and designer Teddy Newton, who is crafting the storyline, and Disney Animation veteran director Mark Dindal on the upcoming film.