Weird Al Yankovic announced on his own blog this morning that he has signed a deal with Cartoon Network. While we may see a series or something animated down the road, the first thing this collaboration will be producing is a live-action movie written and directed by the weird one himself.
When I say that I’ve “just” signed, that means that I actually signed several months ago, but this is the first time I’ve been allowed to openly talk about it.
Without going into too much detail, the good folks at Cartoon Network decided that they liked me and wanted me to provide some content for them – series, features, animation, live-action… they were open to anything. So after a couple years (yes, really) of the lawyers going back and forth, we finalized a deal – now all I have to do is start making stuff!
The first thing I’m on track to do for them is, in fact, a live-action feature film.
Weird Al goes on to write out a very short Q&A of questions that he thinks you may want answered in regards to this announcement. You can view that here.