DreamWorks Animation Secure Rights to Cressida Cowell’s The Wizards Of Once

DreamWorks Animation have acquired the rights to Cressida Cowell’s new fantasy book series, The Wizards of Once.

Announcing the deal, president of DreamWorks Feature Animation Group, Chris DeFaria said, “Cressida is part of the DreamWorks family and with The Wizards Of Once she once again anchors a new franchise for us. The story is packed with the perfect elements to create a unique magical universe inhabited by adventurous, funny and memorable characters that will enthrall generations to come. We are honored to have another opportunity to partner with this amazingly creative author.”

DreamWorks previously worked with Cressida Cowell on the successful How to Train Your Dragon series.

The first book in the The Wizards of Once series will be published by Hodder Children’s Books in the UK this September and in October by Little Brown Books for Young Readers, in the US.