As reported earlier, The Jim Henson Company has teamed up with the Weinstein Company to produce a new series of direct-to-video movies entitled "Unstable Fables".
The video series features irreverent retellings of well-known classic tales by incorporating modern twists on the stories. The first batch of these family-friendly computer-animated feature-length movies began production last year, and the first title in the line is planned for release in March 2008.
"Unstable Fables: Three Pigs and a Baby", the first title in the "Unstable Fables" series, features the story of "The Three Little Pigs" with a new twist. The three pigs find themselves the target of a team of wolves vying to finally infiltrate the pigs' impenetrable house of bricks. So when the unassuming pigs find a tiny wolf cub on their doorstep they innocently take him in and raise him as their own. However once the wolf grows up he finds himself torn between his wolf ancestors and the pigs that raised him. "Three Pigs and a Baby" features an impressive vocal cast, including such talents as Brad Garrett, Jon Cryer, Steve Zahn and Jesse McCartney.
The movie will be released on DVD on March 11, 2008 through Genius Products and is already available for pre-ordering at many online stores. An "Unstable Fables" take on "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" and "The Tortoise and the Hare" are also planned for release later this spring with additional "Unstable Fables" releases to follow.