Johnny Hart's B.C. comic strip has been optioned for development as an animated feature film by Parallax Media Ventures. B.C.: Back to Civilization is planned for an early 2021 theatrical release, with input from Hart's grandsons Mason Mastroianni and Mick Hart - who currently produce the comic strip.
“B.C. is an American classic like apple pie and baseball,” said Parallax's Kevin Richardson. “Sixty years strong, the daily strip runs in over 800 North American newspapers – newspapers with a reach of 64.4 million readers. This gives us a tremendous connection to the fans, and allows us to expand B.C. to an on-screen and off-screen experience.
"Mason, Mick, and Patti at Hart Studios have helped us understand and blow out the characters – right down to what they eat for breakfast!" Richardson continued. "Thanks to the time-tested and quirky ensemble, there’s no shortage of fun material to work with."