The Weinstein Company and CG-animated production outfit Exodus Film Group have named the first film in their strategic partnership. Navy Seals, a story concept developed in-house at Exodus, is an adventurous family comedy about an elite pod of US Navy dolphins who are captured, their only hope for rescue being a band of misfit seals.

The film is the first under the companies' CG-animated co-production agreement whereby the two will jointly develop, produce and finance a multi-picture slate of CG-animated features, DVDs and TV series.

TWC will oversee worldwide distribution for all projects produced under the pact, much like it has on Igor, the Exodus picture which brough the two companies together. Igor will be released wide by TWC in North America on Oct 24, 2008. It features a voice cast including Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, John Cusack, Sean Hayes, Eddie Izzard and Christian Slater.

'Navy Seals is the perfect way to jumpstart our strategic partnership with Exodus and build off of our exciting collaboration on Igor,' said Harvey Weinstein in a statement. 'We look forward to working with John Eraklis and his talented team on what promises to be an engaging and clever adventure for both adults and children of all ages.'

Exodus CEO John D Eraklis is producing Navy Seals and Exodus President Max Howard will serve as executive producer. Justin Eick is writing the script. Eric Robinson, production executive at The Weinstein Company, is overseeing on behalf of TWC.