New dialog-free 2D animated series from French production company Studio Hari follows the adventures of Grizzy the bear and a pesky tribe of Lemmings as they attempt to co-exist in a forest ranger’s house in the Canadian wilderness.
LONDON -- Turner Broadcasting has announced that it has completed the global acquisition of the brand-new animated series, Grizzy and the Lemmings. Boomerang, Turner’s second flagship kids channel, will debut its first-ever original programming beginning this month with Grizzy and the Lemmings.
The series will join Boomerang’s existing portfolio of funny, multi-generational shows, which includes Tom & Jerry, Scooby-Doo and Mr Bean: The Animated Series and will launch worldwide beginning autumn 2016.
From the French production company Studio Hari, Grizzy and the Lemmings is a “new classic,” non-dialogue, playful family comedy following the hilarious exchanges of Grizzy the bear and a pesky tribe of Lemmings as they attempt to co-exist in a forest ranger’s house in the Canadian wilderness.
Cecilia Persson, vice president of acquisitions & co-productions for Turner Broadcasting International commented, “Grizzy and the Lemmings is fun and innovative whilst also maintaining the DNA of a timeless, classic animation. It is a great fit for the Boomerang brand and will sit perfectly alongside content like the much-loved Hannah Barbera classic, Tom & Jerry.”
Adina Pitt, vice president of acquisitions & co-productions for Turner, Cartoon Network and Boomerang US added, “Following our most recent worldwide multi-original series deal with Warner Bros. for Boomerang this acquisition continues our overall strategy to build Boomerang as a strong second flagship global Kids network complementary to Cartoon Network."
"We couldn't expect to find a broadcasting partner more aligned with the editorial positioning of our latest creation, a new classic physical comedy for the whole family,” said Josselin Charier, co-founder of Studio Hari. “We know that Grizzy and the Lemmings have found in Boomerang their real home, a place to live and fight with each other for a long time! The worldwide broadcasting on Boomerang will give the best possible exposure to the show – and help us to make Grizzy and the Lemmings a strong long-term global brand, just like the loveable classic cartoons in its portfolio."