Byron Howard, a Walt Disney Animation Studios veteran ('Pocahontas', 'Mulan', 'Lilo & Stitch', 'Brother Bear') and Co-Director of the Academy Award nominated 'Bolt' and the studio's box office blockbuster, 'Tangled' looks to be moving ahead with his next animated feature.

According to the industry tradepaper, The Hollywood Reporter, Disney is in talks with actor/producer Jason Bateman of 'Arrested Development' fame to voice-star. The secret project has been in development at the studio for sometime and is said to be an animal comedy. No title or release date have announced at this time.