Studios team up with award-winning screenwriter Pamela Ribon (‘My Year of Dicks’) to develop an animated sitcom about the cats who produce the hysterical cat videos that go viral on the Internet.
Disney Branded Television and Emmy Award-winning Baobab Studios have begun development, with award-winning screenwriter Pamela Ribon, on Intercats, an animated sitcom set in a cat workplace. The announcement comes as Ribon begins a new first-look agreement with Disney Branded Television.
In addition to screenwriting, Ribon is a best-selling novelist ("Going in Circles" and "Why Girls Are Weird," inspired by her successful website, pamie.com) and a comic book writer ("My Boyfriend is a Bear," "Slam!"). She also wrote an animated short for FX, My Year of Dicks, which this year won recognition at the Annecy International Film Festival, SXSW, the Brooklyn Film Festival, the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, and the Ottawa International Film Festival.
"We're fortunate to be partnering with Baobab for a second time and to be working with Pam whose smart, sly, sophisticated, and inspiring humor ensures that Intercats will provide wild fun, rich characterizations, and accessible entry points for every part of the Disney+ audience," commented Disney Branded Television executive vice president Meredith Roberts. "We're thrilled to have her on this project — and to expand the relationship to include a first-look deal with our Disney TV Animation studio."
Baobab's co-founder and chief creative officer, Eric Darnell (Baba Yaga, Madagascar, Antz), is the creator and executive producer on Intercats. Gary Marsh is also an executive producer. Jony Chandra (Nimona, Spies in Disguise) will direct.
Told through the big reflective eyes of cats, Intercats is a four-quadrant animated workplace comedy about the cats who produce the hysterical cat videos that go viral on the Internet. It features a ragtag team of cats aspiring to get what all cats want: their independence. But, to do so, they must first learn to navigate their own internal relationships and build upon their success as the premier studio for viral cat videos. The show reflects the heroic lengths we will go to find and secure our own place in the world.
CAA, Atlas Literary, and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher, LLP represent Ribon.
Source: Disney Branded Television