John Foster’s company negotiated the deal with Rising Star Studios on the children’s property and plans to create an animated feature.

John R Erickson wrote Hank The Cowdog as a series of 58 humorous children’s mystery novels and audios based on the adventures of the canine security head on a Texas Panhandle cattle ranch.  

The series has sold more than 7.5m copies and won the 1993 Audie For Outstanding Children’s Series from the Audio Publisher’s Association.

“We are proud to be associated with such a hugely successful property,” said Odyssey CEO Foster.  We’re confident that the animated feature version of Hank The Cowdog will be a natural extension of the franchise and a big winner at the box office.”