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Toonz Media and Keith Chapman Productions Partner on ‘Paddypaws & Pals’

Companies to co-develop and produce new CGI animated preschool series for global distribution.

(From L-R) Keith Champan and P. Jayakumar

TRIVANDRUM, INDIA – Toonz Media Group has joined forces with Keith Chapman and Emily Chapman to create Paddypaws & Pals, a 52x11’ CGI animated preschool series. The show is scheduled to launch in October, coinciding with MIPCOM 2020. The production and distribution will be divided between Toonz’s group companies, Telegael in Ireland and Imira Entertainment in Spain.

Toonz will handle the financing, development and production of the series - from script to screen - with Keith Chapman Productions overseeing the creatives for the development and production of the series. Toonz Media Group will distribute the series worldwide through its distribution division, Imira Entertainment. 

The series follows the adventures of Paddypaws, a cute, naughty, fearless and funny young black and white kitten who lives on a farm with his kitten and farm animal pals. Due to his small size, Paddypaws is an expert at hiding, creating many fun situations for young audiences focused around the concept of “hide and seek.” 

“I am thrilled to be working with Toonz on Paddypaws & Pals, an idea originally conceived by my wife Emily and myself as a children’s book, inspired by Emily’s sister’s cat,” commented Chapman. “I look forward to collaborating with the talented producers, directors and designers at Toonz to bring these adorable and entertaining characters to life and help build the IP into a globally successful brand.” 

“With Paddypaws and Pals, Keith has created a fresh and lively interactive preschool series, and we are delighted to be partnering on this with Keith,” added Toonz Media Group CEO, Mr P. Jayakumar. “As a major fully integrated independent studio, Toonz looks for original and engaging kids’ concepts with universal values and appeal, as well as a strong interactive element. Paddypaws & Pals has all these ingredients and more to become a global preschool success.”

Chapman is the creator of Bafta award-winning Bob the Builder, with 18 series in 240 territories. He also created Paw Patrol which aired on Nickelodeon in Autumn 2013 and is still the No. 1 preschool show worldwide.

Toonz Media Group has produced over 65 animation and live-action series and 5 feature films, partnering with several leading studios and broadcast platforms globally. The company has produced 10,000 minutes of 2D and CGI animation through its studios in India, Turkey, New Zealand, Spain, and Ireland.

Source: Toonz Media Group