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The Mouse House and Spyglass Entertainment are putting the final touches on a deal to bring the classic TV cartoon to the bigscreen as a live-action feature.

Disney has high hopes for the property as a possible franchise for its Walt Disney Pictures label.

Spyglass' Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber and Jonathan Glickman are producers on the pic, along with Jay Polstein ("Frida"), who brought them the project.

Spyglass optioned the property from rights holder Classic Media three years ago with a preemptive bid of mid-six figures against north of $2 million (Daily Variety, June 12, 2002).

"Anything where you have a dog in that superhero context, that's appealing on a global basis," Barber said. "Those films do very well, and there's no better brand than Disney for this kind of movie."
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