Beasts of Burden will be directed by Shane Acker.
The Oscar-nominated 9 director has joined the animated adaptation of the Dark Horse Comics title, film studio Reel FX has announced.
The ragtag company of dogs and cats works together to protect their neighbourhood from the supernatural forces of darkness.
Acker has also worked on special effects for Lord of the Rings: Return of the King and last year's Total Recall remake.
A second Beasts of Burden miniseries is expected to arrive in 2013. »
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