London-based Uli Meyer Animation has started production on MonsterMania!, a $30m computer-animatedfeature.

MichaelMarshall Smith and Stephen Jones wrote the script for the monster comedy/adventure,which is based on an idea by Uli Meyer, Jones andSmith. MonsterMania! has beenin active development for three years.

Uli Meyer Animation will co-produce withIndia's Ittina Animation Studios and Switzerland's Cinecarat. A delivery date is expected in 2008.

"It has beena childhood dream of mine to make an animated comedy for all the familyfeaturing these timeless characters," said Meyer. "I'm very excited to befinally embarking upon this creative journey."