Disney picks up 'Family' pitch

From writers Patrick Doody and Chris Valenziano

Disney has preemptively picked up the high-concept pitch "Happy Little Family" from Patrick Doody and Chris Valenziano. Miles Millar and Alfred Gough are producing.

The story centers on a family that is turned into a popular set of dolls which must then work together to survive the dangers they encounter in their newfound state and find a way to reverse a wish gone awry.

Tanya Yuson and Matt Okumura of Millar/Gough Ink brought the project to Todd Murata, who is overseeing for Disney.

Doody and Valenziano are writer-producers for televised award shows, and have worked on the American Cinematheque tribute for Julia Roberts, the 13th annual Critics Choice Awards and VH1's Big in '05 and Big in '06 awards. They dipped their pens into dramatic fare with Sci Fi Channel's horror film "Bugs" and also wrote the video game "Silent Hill: Homecoming" for Konami.

Doody and Valenziano are repped by Jonathan Hung.