Sir Terry Pratchett, Terry Rossio
Maurice, a streetwise tomcat, has come up with the perfect money-making scam. The family entertainment film is inspired by the Grimm Brothers' fairytale about the Pied Piper of Hamelin - the cat and a young pipe player named Keith lead a band of rats from town to town faking rat invasions! It works perfectly - until their cheat is uncovered.
This incredibly lively, unique and entertaining animated feature film is based on one of Sir Terry Pratchett’s highly popular “Discworld” novels that have sold more than 90 million books worldwide. One of the highest-grossing screenwriters of all time, Oscar-nominated Terry Rossio, whose extensive credits include “Shrek,” “Aladdin,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean”, has penned the screenplay. Carter Goodrich, who worked on “Ratatouille”, “The Groods”, “Despicable Me”, is onboard for the character design. Also attached is the core team of the worldwide box-office hit “Ooops! Noah is Gone…” with Toby Genkel as director. Ulysses Filmproduktion, Emely Christians, is producing alongside the UK producers Andrew Baker and Robert Chandler of Cantilever Media. Studio Rakete and Squeeze Animation will be responsible for the animation.