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Tyler Perry doing animated Madea series

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(FROM HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) ? Tyler Perry is teaming with animation company Exodus Film Group to adapt his Madea character into an animated series. The writer-director-actor will executive produce 22 episodes of the series for distribution on a television network, on DVD, or both. Mabel ”Madea” Simmons was originally a character in a play by Perry and has previously been adapted into hit movies, including Madea’s Family Reunion and Diary of a Mad Black Woman. The next Madea feature, Meet the Browns, is due out next month. The series will be the first foray into animation for Perry, who says his plan is to adapt the more adult-oriented Madea into something more suitable for a younger audience. (Hollywood Reporter)