Walden Media has acquired film rights to the bestselling book series The Berenstain Bears.

Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps, Corus Entertainment Inc’s Nelvana and Walden Media will produce the family comedy, a mix of live-action and CGI.

Levy said: ”The Berenstain Bears is such a beloved book and television series, with a great blend of charm, wit and warmth. 21 Laps is thrilled to be collaborating with Walden and Nelvana in adapting and expanding it to the screen.”

Billy Rosenberg will oversee the project for 21 Laps with Evan Turners, Walden’s vice-president of production and development, and CEO Michael Bostick.

Doug Murphy and Irene Weibel, vice-president of international development and co-production, will manage the project on behalf of Nelvana.