Today saw the release of the first look tease for original action-comedy HITPIG!, which is being created by Cinesite through a multi-picture production partnership with Aniventure.
Based on characters from Pulitzer Prize-winner Berkeley Breathed’s Pete & Pickles, HITPIG! is set in a futuristic cyberpunk world where the eponymous porcine is a grizzled bounty hunter catching escaped animals and returning them to humans for pay.
HITPIG! is directed by David Feiss (Cow and Chicken, Despicable Me 2) and Cinzia Angelini (Mila, Minions), produced by Adam Nagle (Riverdance: The Animated Adventure, Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank) and Dave Rosenbaum (Riverdance: The Animated Adventure, Secret Life of Pets) and written by Tyler Werrin (Lorax), with Berkeley Breathed also serving as writer, character designer & executive producer.
The all-star cast for the film includes Emmy Award-winner Peter Dinklage (Cyrano, ELF) as the title character joined by YouTube sensation Lilly Singh (The Muppets, Mayhem, Riverdance: The Animated Adventure), Rainn Wilson (The Office) and Emmy Award-winners RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Hannah Gadsby (Nanette), Charlie Adler (SpongeBob SquarePants, Transformers) and global pop superstar Anitta (Boys Don’t Cry, Show das ponderosas).
The news was announced exclusively on Cartoon Brew today. You can read the article here.