They are "the animal companions of wizards and witches or any spellcaster. It was common knowledge that familiars assisted their humans in tasks both remarkable and mundane. That they possessed magical powers of their own was known only by those who had a firsthand encounter with a familiar"
It features Aldwyn, an adorable Tuxedo kitty who is "street smart" after living the life of an alley cat. After a series of mishaps, Aldwyn meets Jack who is actually a "wizard in training".
There is also Kalstaff who is Jack's wizard master mentor, and two other novice wizards who have their own familiars, Skylark, a blue jay and Gilbert a tree frog.
"The Familiars" is geared toward children ages 8-12.
"The Familiars" will be produced for film by Sam Raimi and Sony Animations.