Movie producer and comic book author Jeff Katz will collaborate with Titmouse Animation to produce four original animated feature films. Features will be produced by Katz’s American Original and Executive Produced by Titmouse’s president and co-founder Chris Prynoski.

Katz’s American Original was launched in the spring of 2009 as a new entertainment company that will provide content across multiple platforms geared at the growing genre consumer base as well as provide services to genre creators themselves. American Original consists of multiple divisions, including publishing, film & television production and branding all operating under the American Original banner.

The first feature up will be SPECIAL DEAD which plays to Katz’s skills in the horror arena. Based on the 2006 horror comedy short written by Jared Tweedie and Thomas Phillips, SPECIAL DEAD — SOMETIMES HEROES RIDE THE SHORT BUS, tells the story of when a zombie plague infects Camp Special, a dude ranch for the mentally and physically handicapped, a ragtag band of campers and counselors take the fight to the zombies in an effort to survive the night.