Ambitious IDT Entertainmentis ramping up production at its Los Angeles headquarters on its fourthCG-animated feature, Mean Margaret.

The story centres on afriendship that develops between a missing young girl and a groundhogcalled Fred.

Joe Piscatella and CraigWilliams adapted the screenplay from Tor Seidler's award-winning book.

Jane Startz and Cheryl Aboodare serving as producers. IDT's Morris Berger, Stephen R Brown, JanetHealy and Jerry Davis are executive producers.

'We're thrilled toannounce this CGI feature film, which delivers top-notch entertainmentvalue, a family-friendly story, and characters audiences willlove,' IDT CEO Morris Berger said.

The company has begunproduction on its comedy Sheepish,about a wolf who wears sheep's clothing in order to become a betteranimal.