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DreamWorks Animation taps Jason Reitman to direct 'Beekle' film

DreamWorks Animation taps Jason Reitman to direct 'Beekle' film

DreamWorks Animation has tapped director Jason Reitman to make his first animated film.

The Glendale-based studio said Reitman will write and direct "Beekle," a movie based on the award-winning children's book "The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend." The book, written and illustrated by Dan Santat, received the 2015 Caldecott Medal.

"Beekle" is the first project put into development by Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria, the co-presidents of feature animation.

The pair was

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