Ricky Gervais’ Flanimals set for 3-D release…

A 3-D animated movie based on Ricky Gervais’ Flanimals is said to be making its way to the bigscreen.

Gervais’ four-book Flanimals series, with art by Rob Sheen, centres on imaginary animals such as Honk, Grundit and Puddloflaj. The Office creator will voice a purple creature who embarks on a world-changing mission.

“It will be great to play a short, fat, sweaty loser for a change,” Gervais joked to Variety. “A real stretch.”

Chris Meledandri and Courtney Pledger will produce the film, while Gervais is serving in an executive producer capacity.