Emmy Award-winning former co-executive producer on ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Parks and Recreation’ will develop animation projects across network’s various platforms.
Comedy Central has just announced a first-look animation deal with Emmy Award-winning writer and producer Donick Cary. As part of the deal, Cary will develop and produce animation projects across all platforms for the network and its new studio-production arm, Comedy Central Productions. Cary will also develop his own ideas, and work with other talent and creators to identify and develop animated properties for Comedy Central and other platforms.
“Donick has left his brilliant stamp on some of television’s best comedies,” said Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, co-heads of Original Content, Comedy Central. “This is an exciting partnership for Comedy Central and CCP and we can’t wait to work with him to find our new favorite animated shows!”
Cary got his start writing for NBC’s Late Night with David Letterman. He continued working with the show through its move to CBS, serving as both head writer and the “guy in the bear suit” on The Late Show with David Letterman.
After five years in late night, Cary moved to The Simpsons, where he served as a co-executive producer for four seasons, taking home an Emmy Award in 1998. He also has served as writer and producer on the series Just Shoot Me, New Girl, Bored to Death, Silicon Valley, Parks and Recreation and AP Bio.
In 2004, Donick created the animated series Lil’ Bush for Ampd mobile cell phones. The show was picked up by Comedy Central and became the first mobi/web-series ever to move from the internet to television. To handle the animation, Donick founded Sugarshack Animation, which has offices in Los Angeles, Miami, and Sofia, Bulgaria.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled and can’t think of a better place to be developing funny cartoons for than CC,” Cary said. “Comedy Central always encourages the right mix of funny, smart and super stupid! I definitely check at least one of those boxes! Looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and figuring out how to draw stuff … is that how this works?”
Cary joins an impressive roster of talent with first look deals for CCP, including Derek Waters; Paulilu, the production company from Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs; Anthony King; Irony Point, the production company from Daniel Powell and Alex Bach; and Stuart Miller.
Source: Comedy Central
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.