Tom Howe (A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, Early Man, Professor Marston & the Wonder Women, Charming) has been tapped to score the upcoming animated feature The Amazing Maurice. The film is directed by Toby Genkel (All Creatures Big And Small, Two by Two: Overboard!), co-directed by Florian Westermann and features the voices of Hugh Laurie, Emilia Clarke, Himesh Patel, David Thewlis, Gemma Arterton and Hugh Bonneville. The movie is based on Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novel Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents and a centers on streetwise cat who leads a band of educated ratty friends (and a dumb-looking kid) on a nice little earner. Terry Rossio (Shrek, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Mask of Zorro) wrote the screenplay. Emely Christians (Luis and the Aliens) is producing the project for Ulysses Filmproduktion, alongside Andrew Baker & Robert Chandler for Cantilever Media. The Amazing Maurice is set to be released by Sky Cinema in the UK in 2022.

Howe also continues to score Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso (with Marcus Mumford), which will return for a second season.