Press Release from Suppertime Entertainment
Los Angeles, CA – With the visibility of over 1.6 million art prints and two million greeting cards in the UK, plus more than thirteen million pounds in retail sales, an animated series seems to be the next logical step for the uniquely rotund and striped children’s “Impossimal” characters, created by Peter Smith and his wife Jayne.
Washington Green, the largest art publisher in Europe, is responsible for all current “Impossimals” fine art work and handles the creations of other renowned and popular artists like Salvador Dali, Rolf Harris, Bob Dylan and Ronnie Wood of Rolling Stones fame. Original “Impossimal” canvas paintings have been collected by many music and theatrical celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker. Among the artist’s long list of awards is his appointment as the official artist for the “BBC Children in Need” campaign in 2005.
Ireland based Telegael is the lead producer on the project and has co-produced more than 600 hours of television, distributed to over 140 territories throughout the world and translated into more than 40 languages. Their broadcaster list includes Disney, Discovery Kids, Super-RTL, ZDF, BBC, Nickelodeon, ITV, PBS Sprout and Cartoon Network. Paul Cummins, CEO of Telegael, said that they were “very excited to be involved with such a great project, and were really impressed by the uniqueness of the designs”.
SupperTime will participate in the development from a U.S. perspective. SupperTime president, Gerry Renert, has been EMMY-nominated three times for his co-creation of the ToddWorld preschool TV series. He has also written for prime time U.S situation comedies and is a recipient of a “Mom’s Choice®” Gold Award and a Kirkus “Star of Remarkable Merit” for his published children’s books and storybook apps. SupperTime principal, Liz Stahler, will manage the series merchandise and publishing, worldwide.
Telegael is one of Europe’s leading animation and television production houses. Established in 1988, the multi-Emmy® and IFTA award winning studio works with international producers, distributors and broadcasters to develop, co-produce and finance animation and live-action content for the global market. Telegael’s client list includes some of the biggest names in global broadcasting including Disney, Discovery Kids, France Television, Super-RTL, KIKA, BBC, Nickelodeon, PBS Sprout, ITV, ZDF and Cartoon Network. Telegael has co-produced more than 600 hours of television. Our productions have been distributed to over 140 territories throughout the world and have been translated into more than 40 languages. For more information, visit www.telegael.com
ABOUT SUPPERTIME ENTERTAINMENT
Established in 1994, SupperTime Entertainment is a hybrid creative services/rights management group, which develops, markets and licenses high quality properties for Entertainment, Publishing and Merchandise. Partner and co-founder Gerry Renert is the 3X EMMY-nominated co-creator and Exec Producer of the preschool series, ToddWorld, for which SupperTime also served as worldwide marketing and licensing director. Former marketing clients include Nickelodeon, Little, Brown and Company, Hit Entertainment, McDonald's, Carl’s Jr. Restaurants and others.
The company has recently expanded into the publishing of books for corporations and organizations like The Hilton Family of Hotels, U.S Olympic Committee and Stouffer’s/Nestle. For more information, visit www.suppertimentertainment.com