ToonBox hires Disney scribe for new feature

Toronto's ToonBox Entertainment has brought veteran animation screenwriter Lorne Cameron on board to pen its upcoming S3D feature film The Nut Job.
Nut Job

Toronto’s ToonBox Entertainment has brought veteran animation screenwriter and fellow Canuck Lorne Cameron on board to pen its upcoming S3D feature film The Nut Job. The feature is directed by Peter Lepeniotis with executive producer Hong Kim and producer Thom Chapman.

Cameron’s list of credits include co-writing DreamWorks Animation’s Over The Hedge with writing partner David Hoselton. He’s also co-written Disney’s Brother Bear, as well as writing on Pixar’s Ratatouille. On the TV front, he’s also co-written and produced the Justice League of America pilot (WBTV/CBS) and The Kellys of Calnius 9 (Alliance/UPN).

The feature is a copro with Seoul-based Red Rover, and is comedic animal heist that revolves around Surly Squirrel (pictured) and rat Buddy, his partner-in-crime.

Cameron is also in talks with the prodco to be the head writer for the 52 x 11-minute TV series.