Zoolander 2 May Actually Be an, uh, Animated Web Series


So it was reported last week that Zoolander 2 was in the works, but Ben Stiller just announced that he’s working on a Zoolander animated web series. Buh?

“It’s just a way to say, ‘Hey, let’s go do a couple of little five-minute episodes,’” Mr. Stiller said, “as opposed to saying, ‘Hey, let’s pitch it to the studio and then let’s have a fight over the budget for six months.’” The “Zoolander” cartoon, Mr. Stiller said, will see him reprise the character that he and Drake Sather created for comedy skits shown on the VH1 Fashion Awards in the 1990s. Mr. Stiller said he hoped to have supporting cast members from the film, a roster that included Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell, provide the voices of their animated incarnations.