Toronto animation studio adapting David Duchovny book

Pop Goes The News — Toronto animation studio Cuppa Coffee will produce a holiday special based on actor David Duchovny’s best selling book Holy Cow.

The company and California-based Planet Grande are teaming up on the stop-motion animation project, which will be scripted by Billy Frolick (Madagascar).

Holy Cow was a lot of fun to write,” Duchovny said in a release. “Seeing it now turned into an animated film is a thrill.”

Holy Cow, published in February, centres on a cow named Elsie Bovary, a pig named Shalom, and a turkey named Tom.

The Washington Post called the book “a seriously entertaining fable that doesn’t take itself too seriously.”

The Holy Cow holiday TV special will be ready for 2016.

Cuppa Coffee Studios and Planet Grande Pictures previously collaborated on the long-running HBO series Crashbox.

Cuppa Coffee is also well known for producing two seasons of Celebrity Deathmatch for MTV2.

BELOW: David Duchovny talks about his book Holy Cow.