DHX Media has acquired worldwide TV and l&m rights (excluding Australia) to new animated comedy SheZow! on the eve of next week’s MIPTV.
Press Release from DHX Media
Toronto, 1 April 2011. DHX Media has acquired worldwide TV and l&m rights (excluding Australia) to new animated comedy SheZow! on the eve of next week’s MIPTV. The 52x11’ animated comedy, which received development and investment funding from Film Victoria, is created by showrunner Obie Scott Wade and produced by Australia’s Moody Street Kids and LA-based Kickstart Productions for Channel 10. It has also presold to ABC Australia.
Aimed at 8-12 year olds, SheZow! follows the exploits of twelve year-old Guy Hammon who fancies himself as an extreme dude with his own macho catch phrase, "It's a GUY thing." One day he finds a ring that belonged to his late Aunt Agnes; a ring which transforms him into a superhero. Pretty cool, huh? Well, under any normal circumstance it would be. But the ring that gives Guy his super powers was only meant to be worn by a girl! Super Embarrassing!!!
Now, whenever danger is near, Guy transforms into SheZow!, whether he likes it or not. He's still a boy; trapped inside a crazy female superhero costume with big hair, high heeled go-go boots and powers like super strength and She-Riffic speed (totally cool!) and feminine intuition that tickles his tummy (totally weird). Whether winning the war on Tara (an evil villain) or testing out his new powers, Guy keeps his true identity a total She-Cret.
Josh Scherba, SVP Distribution at DHX Media said: “The way we see it every super hero has a cross to bear, and in the case of our hero it’s having to dress like a girl! SheZow! perfectly captures the comedy potential in this scenario with insightful humour that will appeal to both boys and girls.”
About DHX Media Ltd. DHX Media Ltd. is a leading international leader in television production and distribution, interactive content and entertainment licensing, with an emphasis on children, family and youth markets. With offices in Toronto, Halifax, Vancouver and Los Angeles and three award-winning production facilities, including the recently acquired Wildbrain Entertainment, DHX Media is the producer or co-producer of over 40 original television series and maintains a library of over 2,300 half-hours of television productions that spans both animated and live action programming. Live action series include That's So Weird, How to be Indie and This Hour Has 22 Minutes; animated series include Animal Mechanicals, Kid vs Kat, dirtgirlworld, Franny's Feet, Martha Speaks and new preschool show Rastamouse. DHX Media Ltd. shares are listed on the TSX, the Toronto Stock Exchange. www.dhxmedia.com