I have to say, when I first saw this news, I imagined a whole film with kids who have those little electronic pets on keychains and the like. Basically, a snooze fest. Fortunately, it's a bit more interesting than that. Disney has picked up the rights to an upcoming graphic novel from Scott Christian Sava called Pet Robots. The premise -- well, take Fido, wipe out the zombies and add in robots and you'll get the idea -- these aren't animal bots. Sava's book is a present-day comedy about "futuristic robots that fall into the hands of the least likely group of people." That group of people are four students -- Jake, Chris, Tammy and Tommy -- who get lost while visiting the Rooty Tooty Toy Company. They're followed home by four military robots -- Skye, Rock, Aqua and Wind -- and the company wants their robots back.

Sava is no stranger to Disney. He's the founder of Blue Dream Studios, an animation house that has worked with Walt's ol' company in the past. From there, he got into books and comics. While no writer is attached to the project yet, I wouldn't be surprised if Sava either takes the pen, or shows up in some animation capacity, given his background. Then again, this could even go the live-action route if Disney desires. The project is being produced by Chris Bender and J.C. Spink of, obviously, Benderspink.
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