Netflix Picking Up Ron Howard’s Very First Animated Feature


Ron Howard’s first animated feature, The Shrinking Of Treehorn, has been acquired by Netflix, Deadline confirms.


The upcoming film, described as a musical set in New York City during the holidays, is based on Florence Parry Heide’s 1971 children’s book of the same, which was illustrated by Edward Gorey. The story centers on Treehorn, a young boy who starts shrinking one day, even if his parents barely seem to notice.



Rob Lieber (Peter Rabbit) adapted the script for the project, which was first set up at Paramount back in 2019. Howard’s Imagine Entertainment is producing alongside Australia’s Animal Logic.

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