DreamWorks buy a Punk Farm

The studio is planning to adapt kids’ book for new CG ‘toon

Always on the lookout for a CG animation subject to rival the success of its own Shrek juggernaut, DreamWorks has snapped up the rights to develop and produce Punk Farm, which - like the ogre achiever - is “inspired” by a children’s book.

Jarrett J Krosockza is the man (and high-Scrabble score) responsible for Punk Farm, which follows a sheep, a chicken, a pig, a goat and a cow forming a rock band. Developers Kevin Messick and Jim Hecht will serve as executive producer and writer respectively. Blabbing about the company’s joy at the idea, head of creative development Bill Damaschke told The Hollywood Reporter: "The whole idea behind Punk Farm is new and fresh, and truly something that lends itself perfectly to becoming a CG comedy. Jim and Kevin both have a keen sense for comedy and storytelling, and we're happy to have their talents behind this project."

The campaign starts here for a Burger King tie-in. Musical cows? Mmm… That’s some good eating!