Sandler and Smigel team up for 'toons

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Robert Smigel and Adam Sandler are making a cartoon--for you to poop on!

Smigel, creator of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and Saturday Night Live's "TV Funhouse," and former SNL funnyman Sandler's Happy Madison productions will bring Animals to the Fox network. Animals will parody suburban life, with animals acting in human fashion.

Smigel will write and executive produce the series along with Greg Cohen, who works on King of the Hill. If Smigel's previous forays into animal wackiness are any indication, Animals should be plenty twisted.

Smigel created the short-lived TV Funhouseseries, which premiered on Comedy Central in December 2000 and ended in January 2001. The show, which aired only in the wee hours of the morning, featured animal puppets--called "anipals"--doing drugs, having sex, and committing murder.

One of Smigel's most popular creations is Triumph, a dog hand puppet that appears on Late Night With Conan O'Brien and utters the catch phrase "For me to poop on!"

Animals will likely premiere on Fox' Sunday animated block alongside The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Family Guy, and American Dad! At the TCA in July, Fox president Peter Liguori said he wanted to get a fifth animated show onto the network.

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