HBO Max is banking on classic kidlit with the first-ever animated adaptation of children’s book The Runaway Bunny, which will hop onto the SVOD March 25.
Amy Schatz (Goodnight Moon & Other Stories) is producing and directing the hand-drawn animated special (pictured) based on a 1942 HarperCollins book of the same name that has sold more than 12 million copies. Margaret Wise Brown wrote the book, illustrated by Clement Hurd. HBO Max’s 30-minute musical special about the eponymous restless bunny who dreams of leaving home will feature new songs from Mariah Carey and Tracee Ellis Ross, and MaGIK World Studio is handling the animation.
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