Annapurna TV Developing Raunchy Animated Series “Amberville” About Bad Ass Stuffed Animals


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Annapurna is developing a raunchy new CG-animated series titled , about bad ass stuffed animals, for and its distribution platform Amazon Prime Video, it was announced Monday.

Created by and Sausage Party’s , Amberville is based on Mollisan Town book series, which is published by HarperCollins.

Amberville is a darkly comedic animated crime show set in a city populated by living, breathing stuffed animals. The story concerns a reformed Teddy Bear who is pulled back into the criminal underworld when his former boss enlists him for an impossible new .

McCoy wrote the pilot and shares story credit with Vernon, who is attached to direct the pilot. Annapurna’s , and will serve as executive along with Vernon and McCoy. Amberville continues the expansion of Annapurna’s slate under its new president Naegle.

The project reunites Vernon with Annapurna, which produced Sausage Party, one of Sony’s most profitable movies in recent memory, having grossed over $140 million worldwide on a very modest budget for an animated movie. Vernon also directed the animated films Shrek 2, Madagascar 3 and Monsters vs. Aliens.

McCoy previously wrote and directed 2016’s Good Kids and authored two novels, The Prom-Goer’s Interstellar Excursion and  Scurvy Goonda, both from Knopf.

represents Vernon and McCoy, who are respectively managed by and The . Davys is with for publishing and for film. Chris Corabi negotiated the deal on behalf of Annapurna.

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