The Secret of NIMH is returning as an adult-targeted animated series created by Fox. Before we dive any further, let us walk you through 1982 and the concept of the original flick. The Secret of NIMH revolves around Mrs. Brisby. She’s a widowed mouse who seeks the rats of NIMH. Well, it’s a group of lab rats with heightened mental capabilities. Don Buth adapted Robert C. O’Brien’s 1971 novel titled Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. Buth’s adaptation is classic because the novel itself won the Newbery medal. Now, Fox is developing an adult-targeted animated series of The Secrets of the NIMH. Check it out!
The Secret of NIMH To Return As Adult-Targeted Animated Series
NIMH isn’t the first attempt at re-adapting from O’Brien and Conly’s (O’Briend’s daughter) source material. In 2009, Paramount hired Divergent director Niel Burger to pen the script for a live animation/adaptation of the story. MGM was on the list too. Now, according to Deadline, Fox is turning things up.
The report suggests that the network has given a script commitment to NIMH and is currently looking for a determined writer to get it all started. It’s actually a part of Fox’s initiative to create more animated content for older viewers. One such project is Dan Harmon’s Krapopolis. Previously, Fox President Michael Thorn said:
“We’re really ramping up our own content, making deals with creators to own our own animation. There are exceptions, where we’re working with other partners to help grow our slate, doing [The Flinstones project] Bedrock with Warner Bros and Clue with eOne, but ownership is definitely a key part of it.”
Looking at the past, MGM was one of the studios that really made NIMH possible. Six years after Paramount tried, they hired Ice Age movie writer to handle the screenplay after they picked up the rights of O’Brien’s book. MGM made NIMH movie adaptation until 2009. But as of now, it seems like it is only Fox who’s producing NIMH-related content as of now.
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