Thursday, June 07, 2012

Evolution Unveils Brand New Cartoon From Michael Paraskevas, The Creator Of The Animated Nickelodeon Preschool Series "Maggie And The Ferocious Beast"

From C21Media:
Evolution unveils Paraskevas toon

LA-based licensing firm Evolution has brought in a Canadian producer to develop an animated series from Maggie & the Ferocious Beast creator Michael Paraskevas.

Taffy Saltwater

CCI Entertainment will co-create a TV show based on girl-skewing brand Taffy Saltwater. The franchise is being developed on several platforms, including a significant licensing programme. A hardcover book will be published in spring 2013 through Random House.

“Everything is subject to what the property is and how you approach negotiation,” Evolution CEO Travis Rutherford recently told C21. “We put ourselves in a stronger position by having a strategic plan and having the pieces in place to monetise the property.”

The series, aimed at 4-8s, comes from artist Paraskevas, who co-created Nickelodeon series Maggie and others such as PBS’s Marvin the Tap Dancing Horse, and his twin sister Judy Paraskevas. It is intended to make its broadcast debut in 2014.

Taffy follows a girl with a vivid imagination and a knack for imaginative storytelling and her beach buddies, including a talking beach ball.

Jesse Whittock

GENRES: Animation, Children's
SHOWS: Maggie and the Ferocious Beast, Marvin the Tap Dancing Horse, Taffy Saltwater
PEOPLE: Judy Paraskevas, Michael Paraskevas
COMPANIES: CCI Entertainment, Evolution, Random House