Slylock Fox Comic Strip Being Adapted for the Screen


King Features Syndicate is developing a new animated movie inspired by the interactive children’s comic strip Slylock Fox.

The film in development will follow the Sherlock-Holmes-esque detective Slylock Fox and his devoted sidekick, Max Mouse, as they match wits against a cast of eccentric villains. Evan Daugherty (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White and the Huntsman) is on board to write and produce the Slylock Fox film, and design and animation studio Chromosphere has joined the project for art direction.

C.J. Kettler, president of King Features, will serve as executive producer.

King Features has also renewed its representation agreement for the property, which was previously known as Slylock Fox and Comics for Kids.

“Young readers around the world look forward to solving the fun, interactive brainteasers in Slylock Fox every day, and we are thrilled to bring these iconic characters to life on the big screen,” said Kettler. “Evan Daugherty and Chromosphere Studios both do incredible work, and with this partnership, we will be able to create an engaging and meaningful story that captures the true spirit of the comic’s mysterious adventures.”

Bob Weber Jr, creator of Slylock Fox, added, “It has been a true joy creating Slylock Fox over the years to bring readers of the comic pages something fun and different with interactive activities centered around core education themes. We look forward to the next Slylock Fox project and know that King Features, along with Chromosphere and Evan Daugherty, will create an exciting, animated adaptation that is sure to captivate our current fans and also reach a whole new audience.”