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From Breathless to Blondie: Based on the runaway success of “Batman” and the anticipated success of “Dick Tracy,” Walt Disney Pictures is preparing a feature musical film based on the comic strip “Blondie.” Alfred Uhry, who won an Oscar for the screenplay adaptation of “Driving Miss Daisy,” will do the screenplay. The film is tentatively scheduled to start production next spring for a 1992 summer release. Disney is in active discussions with Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, who won Oscars for their work on “The Little Mermaid,” to write the score. Dean Young, who writes the nationally syndicated comic strip seen in some 2,000 newspapers, is set to be executive producer.


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