SIMON Cowell has “set his heart” on becoming a success in Hollywood and is planning to release ten animated cartoon movies including a revival of Betty Boop.
The 55-year-old media mogul is so impressed by the success of Disney’s Frozen that he wants to create his own movies.
A source close to The X Factor judge told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: “It is the logical step for him â€“ he already has the biggest TV formats in the world and some of the world’s biggest-selling musicians. He has already achieved so much.
“However, he has always been attracted by the prospect of creating great films that people want to see. He especially loves animation.
“When Simon sets his heart on something he doesn’t rest until he has succeeded.”
Simon’s plans came to light last year when he confirmed he had ten new musical animated cartoons in the pipeline.
He said previously: “Films are a great vehicle for breaking records. Using Frozen as an example â€“ the movie pushed the music and the music enhanced the movie. I think that’s how we’re going to work.
“These musical animations are doing great box office. From a record label standpoint, we’re always looking for different ways to sell music and do it in a cool way.
“This is something we dreamed of doing. But the music has to be current.”
Simon â€“ who is currently enjoying his annual holiday in Barbados with his partner, Lauren Silverman, and their ten-month-old son Eric â€“ is keen to repeat the success of One Direction’s, This Is Us movie documentary, which made over Â£46 million.
His first project will bring back cartoon character, Betty Boop, with Simon and his partners already in discussion with Animal Logic â€“ the team behind The Lego Movie and Happy Feet.
Simon shared: “We will become a magnet for people who have ideas.
“Betty is an icon, and one of the biggest stars in the world â€“ I’m thrilled to be working with her.
“I’ve worked with some serious divas but I think she could be the biggest of them all!”
The ten movies he has planned are expected to be released this year and into 2016. â€“ Bang Media