King Features to Develop Film Based on ‘Slylock Fox’

The deal comes as King Features adapts its brands for films and TV.
License Global

September 22, 2022

King Features 'Slylock Fox'

King Features Syndicate, a unit of Hearst, announced a new animated film in development inspired by the interactive children’s comic strip, “Slylock Fox.” King Features has also renewed its representation agreement for the property, which was previously known as Slylock Fox and Comics for Kids. 

The film in development will follow the Sherlock-Holmes-esque detective Slylock Fox and his devoted sidekick, Max Mouse as they match wits against a cast of eccentric villains. Chromosphere, a design and animation studio, has joined the project for art direction. C.J. Kettler, president, King Features, will serve as executive producer. 

“Young readers around the world look forward to solving the fun, interactive brainteasers in ‘Slylock Fox’ every day and we are thrilled to bring these iconic characters to life on the big screen,” says Kettler. “Evan Daugherty and Chromosphere Studios both do incredible work and with this partnership we will be able to create an engaging and meaningful story that

captures the true spirit of the comic’s mysterious adventures.”  

“It has been a true joy creating ‘Slylock Fox’ over the years to bring readers of the comic pages something fun and different with interactive activities centered around core education themes,” says Bob Weber Jr., creator, “Slylock Fox.” “We look forward to the next ‘Slylock Fox’ project and know that King Features, along with Chromosphere and Evan Daugherty, will create an exciting, animated adaptation that is sure to captivate our current fans and reach a whole new audience.”  

Slylock Fox is one of several properties King Features is currently developing for television and film, as it looks to both adapt its iconic comic strip properties for today’s culture and build out its portfolio of properties it represents outside of the core comic strip arena. Recently, King Features debuted the adaptation of

Cuphead

, which made its streaming debut this February on Netflix as “The Cuphead Show!” and dropped a new batch of episodes in August. 

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