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‘Despicable Me’ Co-Creator to Shepherd Animated ‘Household Pets’

IM Global also handling sales on ”Mulan“ director’s adaptation of ”Mean Margaret“

IM Global has come on board to handle sales for animated films from Marza, a subsidiary of SEGA, and Pigmental Studios, the company announced Monday.

The first two projects under the new deal are “Household Pets,” an original idea from “Despicable Me” co-creator Sergio Pablos, and “Mean Margaret,” an adaptation of the award-winning children’s book series from “Mulan” director Barry Cook.

“Household Pets,” from Marza, follows an imaginative boy and the monsters he battles under his bed. Pablos, of SPA Studios, and Marina Martins of Pigmental Studios are producing. Pre-production will take place between Spain, Pigmental’s studio in Washington, D.C. and in collaboration with Marza in Los Angeles.

“Mean Margaret” is adapted from the books by Tor Seidler. It is being produced by Jay Ahn and Chuck Williams, managing the creative at Marza. Barry Cook directed the original development of the project with character designs by Carter Goodrich.

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