The Mister Men and Little Misses are heading for the big screen

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They might not seem the most obvious movie stars, but the Mr Men and Little Misses are about to get their own Hollywood film.

Fox Animation, who made Ice Age and Rio, have signed a deal to bring Mr Tickle, Little Miss Chatterbox and Roger Hargreaves’ other much-loved characters to the big screen.

It will be produced by Shawn Levy, who was behind the Night At The Museum series, although no director or writer has been announced.

There has been talk of a film version for years with Fox indicating in 2011 that an adaptation was on the cards.

The books first went into print in 1971, with 85 characters created over the years, and one of the books in the series is sold every 2.5 seconds around the world. Hargreaves died in 1988 but his son Adam continued to write more stories.

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