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Universal Buys Black's Animated Pitch

“Kung Fu Panda” star's cartoon centers on hunt for mythological creatures

Jack Black, whose last foray into animation was the hit "Kung Fu Panda," is the centerpiece of an untitled animated film pitch that Illumination Entertainment, Chris Meledandri's Universal-based family film unit, is acquiring preemptively.

The untitled pitch is centered in the world of cryptozoology, which is the search for legendary creatures whose existence has never actually been confirmed, like the Loch Ness Monster or Bigfoot.

Read more at Variety.