Press Release from FarCor Studios
Veteran television producer Ralph Farquhar and production partner Dwayne Corbitt of FarCor Studios today announced a pact with distributor TF1 International for overseas distribution of their latest project DA JAMMIES, a new 3D animated music series, to the animation industry and fans during a panel presentation at the 2009 Comic-Con convention. TF1 will launch the series at the next MIPCOM and MIPCOM Junior World Entertainment Content Market in Cannes, France held October 3-9, 2009.
The producer of such Disney hits as THE PROUD FAMILY and WENDY WU: HOMECOMING WARRIOR, Farquhar's ground-breaking new animated sitcom was developed in partnership with Toon Farm, LLC and is set to redefine the genre with its fresh new approach to quality urban family programming.
Combining hip-hop dance, music and fashion in a way never before seen in animation, DA JAMMIES follows five diverse 'tweens from the suburbs who attend a performing arts middle school. Novelist, Dolla, MoMo, Seven and LaLa study singing, dancing and music in hopes of one day achieving their dreams of superstardom -- and learn big life lessons along the way. DA JAMMIES tackles the sometimes difficult life lessons of growing up today, yet never loses its fun, engaging approach.
"The whole concept of urban family entertainment that reflects the lifestyle and musical tastes of multicultural families has been largely ignored by the industry," said executive producer Farquhar. "We're programming for an underserved audience, armed with beats and stories that the entire family can sit down and enjoy together."
Annabel Bighetti, Senior Executive VP Sales and Acquisitions for TF1 International stated, "We're thrilled to offer to the international market this new 3D animation series about multicultural kids attending a performing arts middle school, who sing, dance, rap and dream of becoming famous."
Domestically, the studio is in negotiations with several networks to air the 13-episode series, which is currently in testing on the CW4Kids website until Monday, July 27. Viewers can log onto http://www.4kids.tv/da-jammies to watch a complete episode, give feedback and cast their votes to see DA JAMMIES on the CW 4 Kids programming lineup.
DA JAMMIES was developed by Ralph Farquhar and Dwayne Corbitt for FarCor Studios, co-created by Aulsondro "Novelist" Hamilton and William "Dolla" Chapman II and produced by Kathleen Zuelch for Toon Farm, LLC.