San Francisco-based Wild Brain
will co-produce the latest Corsham Entertainment (U.K.)
show, NATURAL BORN KITTENS, a 26x30 teenage comedy anime series about four ancient Egyptian cat goddesses posing as teenage schoolgirls.
Thrown into a modern world whose inhabitants are even weirder than they are, the kittens react with a combination of bad language and globe-threatening violence. Stylistically, NATURAL BORN KITTENS allows the epic, futuristic feel of traditional anime to explode the conventions of the classic sitcom, according to Corsham co-founder Alastair Swinnerton.
Wild Brain (www.wildbrain.com
) is an award-winning American animation studio whose client list includes Universal, Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, DreamWorks, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, EM.TV and Oxygen. The company's original series include POOCHINI, a European co-production airing globally and debuted in U.S. syndication in fall 2002, and the upcoming VANILLA PUDDING, developed initially with Fox and Egmont Imagination.
Corsham Ent., located the Bath Studios complex at Corsham, Wiltshire, was recently set up by Oscar-winning Gary Kurtz, whose long list of producer credits includes STAR WARS and EMPIRE STRIKES Back, British animator Richard Bazley (HERCULES, POCAHONTAS) and writer/producer Swinnerton, who co-created LEGO's multi-platform hit BIONICLE. Other projects on Corsham's slate include ATOMIC MONSTERS with Canada's Context Pictures, and BOLLYWOOD ROAD with Indian studio UTV Toons. For more information call/fax Swinnerton at +44.1935.428.777.