By Elaine Furst For Dog Files

DreamWorks has picked up the film rights to writer/cartoonist/Pulitzer Prize winner Berkeley Breathed’s children’s book, Flawed Dogs: The Year-End Leftovers at the Piddleton ‘Last Chance’ Dog Pound’.

Featuring artwork that is reminiscent of Salavador Dali’s surreal, almost psychedelic style, Flawed Dogs is an illustrated tale of doggy “undesirables.”

In a released statement, Alex Schwartz, head of DreamWorks development, said: “In Flawed Dogs, we have a dog movie that has edge as well as heart, which will be inspired by the singularly brilliant visual and comedic sensibility of Berkeley Breathed. At DreamWorks animation we are excited to work with him on what we believe to be a universally appealing story that captures the unique and profound relationship between humans and their dogs.”
Breathed is best known for his long-running comic strip, Bloom County.