Variety is reporting that Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will write original songs for Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios’ upcoming animated feature Foster. The film is directed by Karen Disher (Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas) & Steve Martino (The Peanuts Movie, Horton Hears a Who!) and revolves around a young super fan who isn’t satisfied with the ending to a series of fantasy books and finds himself transported into a mystical world with the books’ author. Tim Federle (Ferdinand) wrote the screenplay for the movie, which will mark Blue Sky’s first musical project. Foster is set to be released on March 5, 2021.

Pasek & Paul who are currently up for an Academy Award for the song This Is Me from The Greatest Showman are also collaborating with Alan Menken on new songs for Disney’s live action adaptation of Aladdin. They are also involved in a new live action version of Disney’s Snow White, which is currently in development.