The first title, "3 Pigs and a Baby", is currently set for release on March 4, 2008. The film, written by Craig Bartlett and Joseph Purdy, adds a twist to the tale of "The Three Little Pigs" when a team of wolves attempt to penetrate the infamous house of bricks by leaving a baby wolf on the pigs' doorstep. The pigs take the infant in, but will the young cub fulfill the wolves' plan and turn on the pigs after they've raise him as their own? Directed by Howard Baker, the 80-minute feature-length film will showcase the vocal talents of Brad Garrett, Steve Zahn, and John Cryer as the three pigs along with Jesse McCartney as the young wolf cub brought into their family. The DVD, which is now available for pre-ordering, will include a widescreen presentation of the film along with a special "making-of" featurette.
The second "Unstable Fable" feature, which is entitled "Tortoise vs. Hare". The film, written by Tom Martin, gives a unique follow-up to Aesop's classic fable "The Tortise and the Hare" and I've been told that Jay Leno and Danny Glover have been tapped to provide the voices of the titular roles.
Looking to the future of the brand, I've been told that the third "Unstable Fable" film, dubbed "The Goldilocks & the 3 Bears Show", will feature a reimagining of the story of "Goldilocks and the 3 Bears". This film is also said to feature an all-star cast, including Tom Arnold, Brooke Shields, and Jamie Lynn Spears, among others.
More installments in the "Unstable Fables" line are expected to follow, however the ultimate fate of the franchise depends on the success of this first wave of releases. So be sure to pick up these exciting Jim Henson company titles when they are released later this year. I will be sure to keep you posted as more information on releases in this exciting series becomes available.