Escape from Hat
Directed byMark Osborne
Screenplay byMark Osborne
Adam Kline
Based onEscape from Hat
by Adam Kline
Produced by
  • Mark Osborne
  • Jinko Gotoh
  • Melissa Cobb
Distributed byNetflix
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Escape from Hat is an animated fantasy film co-written and directed by Mark Osborne, based on the children's book of the same name by Adam Kline. As of 2024, no official updates were given.


Leek, a desperate and magical rabbit rallies an unexpected band of allies and undertakes an impossible quest to escape from inside a magician's hat and defeating evil black cats as Leek returns to the human boy he dearly loves.



In April 2017, 20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios had announced they would produce the animated film adaptation of Adam Kline's fantasy book "Escape from Hat" with Mark Osborne set to direct and co-write the script with Kline, and Jinko Gotoh producing the film along with Osborne.[1] However, in November 2018, Netflix acquired the film rights and Melissa Cobb joined the production team.[2][3] According to What’s On Netflix, the film was reportedly no longer in development at Netflix.[4]

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Production of the film started in December 2018.[2][3]


  1. ^ Patten, Dominic (April 27, 2017). "'Little Prince's Mark Osborne & Scribe Adam Kline Link With Fox Animation For Two New Projects". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on November 18, 2021. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Olivas, Shannon (November 16, 2018). "Netflix to Produce Animated Feature Film Escape from Hat from Academy Award Nominated Director Mark Osborne" (Press release). Netflix Media Center. Archived from the original on November 17, 2021. Retrieved November 17, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Wolfe, Jennifer (November 16, 2018). "Mark Osborne Helming 'Escape From Hat' for Netflix". Animation World Network. Retrieved November 15, 2021.
  4. ^ Moore, Kasey (August 24, 2023). "Escape from Hat No Longer in Development at Netflix". What’s On Netflix. Retrieved August 24, 2023.