Friday, February 05, 2016

Another Cartoon Show

The last few years have seen a steady increase in television animation production (no surprise there if you follow reports). Now there is yet one more new player leaping into the widening pool.

Randi Zuckerberg is getting into the animation business.

The Zuckerberg Media founder and CEO has partnered with NBC/Universal Cable Entertainment's 24-hour preschool network Sprout to bring her children's book Dot. to TV as an animated series.

The show is a production of Industrial Brothers in association with The Jim Henson Co. and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; Zuckerberg will executive produce alongside Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Co., and Halle Stanford, executive vp children's entertainment.

This marks Zuckerberg's first time as an EP on an animated series and second time as an EP on a TV show, following her 2012 Bravo reality series Start-Ups: Silicon Valley. ...

Last summer we listed a lot of the shows now in work around Los Angeles. It looks as though this show will be produced in Toronto by The Industrial Brothers, in collaboration with the Jim Henson Co. headquartered at the Chaplin Studios on La Brea.

Whether there will be any production work done at Henson, we know not. Hazarding a guess, most everything will be done in the Land of Free Money, but perhaps some writing or storyboard will take place in Southern California.


Adam Martinez said...

I'm surprised Universal Animation Studios hasn't been commissioned to do a series for Sprout yet.

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