Nerd Corps Entertainment announced that it is set to begin production on its first preschool property Kate and Mim-Mim this year. FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) will have exclusive worldwide distribution and licensing rights outside of Canada and are launching the new title to buyers at MIPCOM. Kay Benbow at CBeebies has already ordered the first series for broadcast in the UK in 2014.
The 26 x 22-minute (52 x 11-minute episodes) series is the first in Nerd Corps’ growing slate of preschool properties; it is created by award-winning husband and wife team Scott and Julie Stewart and developed by Nerd Corps.
“Nerd Corps is always looking to work with the top talent and companies in the kids business. We fell in love with the concept behind Kate and Mim-Mim, and Julie and Scott are just the kind of creators we want to work with,” said Ken Faier, el Presidente at Nerd Corps Entertainment. “FME has a proven track record in global brand development so working with them offers us a fantastic opportunity to extend this property worldwide.”
Bob Higgins, EVP Kids & Family Entertainment FME, commented, “Nerd Corps are a hugely creative company and we’re thrilled to be a part of this series. Kate and Mim-Mim is the first of what we think will be many fantastic and fun preschool projects from Nerd Corps and we’re looking forward to introducing it to kids around the world.”
Alison Stewart, Head of CBeebies Production, Animation and Acquisitions added, “Pre-school shows with strong female leads are hard to come by, and we’re looking forward to introducing Kate and Mim-Mim to our audience.”
Kate and Mim-Mim is a character-driven comedy filled with fun and adventure, targeting kids aged three to six. The property centres on the friendship between a feisty five-year-old named Kate, and her plush toy bunny, Mim-Mim. When Kate travels to the fantastical world of her imagination, Mim-Mim grows to 10 times his size and springs to life as Kate’s loyal BFF and co-pilot in their laugh-filled adventures.
Source: Nerd Corps Entertainment