Woody Woodpecker Feature Film in Development

Woody Woodpecker is looking like the next classic cartoon character to get the CGI treatment. Universal-based Illumination Entertainment, the animation house responsible for Despicable Me and the upcoming Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, is developing the project, with Blades of Glory co-writers John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky in talks to develop the story. Could Woody be transported to our world, and cause mayhem in terms of wood? One can only dream. Nothing says 90 minutes of fun for a parent more than a hyperactive, laughing bird whose main sound effect is rapid wood blocks. But, come on, it's for the kids.