Today, it was announced that Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo are developing Superfudge, an original animated movie based on the book from Judy Blume.
Written by Amos Vernon and Nunio Randazzo, Superfudge centers on The Hatcher family. Twelve-year-old Peter Hatcher almost has it all — two boomer parents, a perfect though slightly odorous turtle, his very own bedroom in a cramped Manhattan apartment, a ride-or-die best friend Jimmy and eight whole weeks of summer vacation ahead of him — with just one massive problem. Farley Drexel Hatcher, his 3-year-old brother, aka Fudge. Fudge isn’t just a problem; he is a tornado, a tsunami, a superstorm, an arctic bomb of chaos and destruction. And when Fudge runs away under Peter’s watch, an epic family adventure across NYC ensues. One that ultimately brings these two together just as their world is turned upside down by the arrival of a brand-new problem — an infant baby sister — reminding us all that nothing is ever constant … except change.
Published in 1980, Superfudge is the sequel to Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Otherwise Known as Sheila The Great, and is the third in the Fudge series. A television series based on Superfudge entitled Fudge ran from 1995–1997. “Fudge Meets Ratface” was one of the episodes based on Chapter 6 of Superfudge, which was called “Farley Drexel Meets Ratface”. Another episode, called “Uncle Feather”, was based on Chapter 7: A Very Cultured Bird.
The Russo’s will produce under the AGBO production banner, the same banner producing Disney’s live-action Hercules remake.