files/pictures/picture-35.jpgAnimation production company Noodlesoup Prods. has renamed itself World Leaders Ent. with the launch of the new animated series SUPERNORMAL, its first global co-production with U.K. TV leader Granada Television.
SUPERNORMAL is the story of Eric Normal, a special boy with no super powers, who attends Superhero Junior High School and befriends three of the less promising but stand-out members of the student body.
The Flash animation childrens comedy series is a co-production with Granada Kids and was created and co-financed by Granada Kids and redeveloped by World Leaders. Granada Kids is one of the largest commercial producers of childrens programming in the U.K.
World Leaders Ent. is enthusiastic about working with one of the worlds most prominent TV producers, Granada Kids, on SUPERNORMAL, said World Leaders ceo Nathan Graf. Our potent combination of great design, all-star voice talent and awesome writing team is sure to make SUPERNORMAL a huge success.
World Leaders will lead the production side of the series and control the shows distribution in the U.S. and Canada, while Granada will distribute the show in the rest of the world. The show has been commissioned by CITV.
Granada Kids Collaboration with the World Leaders team is proving to be a terrific example of how the global entertainment marketplace can work effectively, said Anne Brogan, controller of Granada Kids. We believe that partnerships such as with SUPERNORMAL will continue to be an outstanding source of programming, which can resonate with audiences around the world.
SUPERNORMAL is being written by noted writers Dan Danko and Tom Mason, who have worked together on a variety of projects ranging from MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE to Nickelodeons RUGRATS. They have written a number of childrens books including the kids superheroes series SIDEKICKS, which is published by Little, Brown and Co.
World Leaders was formed by the entire creative and business team of Noodlesoup, and is also in the process of producing the second season of Cartoon NETWORKS THE VENTURE BROTHERS animated series for Adult Swim. The first season of THE VENTURE BROTHERS was recently released on DVD by Turner Home Ent.
World Leaders (www.worldleadersentertainment.com
) is known for creating, producing and delivering animated content for television, film, home video and Internet broadcasting, as well as TV commercial spots and online ad campaigns. World Leaders Ent. is headquartered in New York City.