The Oscar-winning creators of the acclaimed animated TV series BOB AND MARGARET, Alison Snowden and David Fine, are set to produce their latest primetime animation series, SIMON SIMPLE, with Vancouver's award-winning Studio B Productions. The 26x22 series is in development for Canadian broadcaster TELETOON. Aimed at adults, this offbeat primetime comedy is about a 22-year-old who is trying to figure our what to do with his life, despite his overbearing parents and a hypochondriac pet fish.
"We are very pleased to be working with TELETOON and really excited about producing the series with Studio B," says David Fine. "We think this deal is a great match up and a wonderful opportunity for Studio B," said Blair Peters, co-founder and partner, Studio B Productions. "Alison and David have created what we believe is going to be a very funny and quirky series for the prime time market."
Snowden (British) and Fine (Canadian) have worked in London since 1989 and completed 52 episodes of BOB AND MARGARET with Nelvana, broadcast in Canada on the Global Television Network, in the U.S. on The Comedy Central Network and Showtime, in the U.K. on Channel 4 and The Paramount Comedy Channel as well as on other networks throughout the world. They are developing a children's series for a major U.S. broadcaster as well as other projects.
Founded 15 years ago this summer, Studio B has produced more than 100 half hours of animation that airs around the world. The studio is producing 26 all new episodes of YVON OF THE YUKON for broadcast on YTV and BBC, 52x11 episodes of international co-production YAKKITY YAK with Kapow Pictures, Nickelodeon Australia, MTV and TELETOON plus 26x22 episodes of BEING IAN for broadcast in 2004 on YTV.