New Shows Lead The Way For Studio B's NATPE Roster
Heading into NATPE 2003, Canada's Studio B has announced new shows and deals, and is aiming to attract some international co-production deals during the upcoming trade show. Currently the studio is in development on SIMON STIMPLE (26 x 22-minutes) for TELETOON. Created by David Fine and Alison Snowden, the Oscar winning team behind the animated series BOB AND MARGARET, SIMON STIMPLE is a comedy about a 22 year-old that is trying to get on with his adult life despite his overbearing parents and his hypochondriac pet fish. Also just signed is a development deal for 26 x 11-minute episodes of FLAKES with Family Channel Canada. The series follows the antics of three half-baked cereal box celebrity wannabes, who travel to the big city on a quest for their big break. Other new shows in development and going to NATPE are UBERDOG and TINSELLANIA. UBERDOG (26 x 11-minutes), from ROBOROACH creator Dan Smith, is a comedy about a dog who is a superhero and his master and loyal sidekick. TINSELLANIA (26 x 33 minute episodes), a Canada/France co-production with partners SIP Animation, TF1 and Family Channel Canada, features a fairytale kingdom that collides with the modern world and its lack of manners. Studio B recently wrapped 26 x 11-minute episodes of SOMETHING ELSE, with U.K. partner TV-Loonland and Family Channel Canada, and is currently in production on 52 episodes of the quirky Flash series YAKKITY YAK, with partners Kapow Pictures, Nickelodeon Australia, TELETOON and MTV Networks International. Studio B is also in production on 26 all new episodes of the award-winning series YVON OF THE YUKON for CBBC (UK) and YTV (Canada). At NATPE, Studio B will be exhibiting in the Canada Pavilion, booth 632.