Komixx Entertainment has partnered with Manchester-based animation studio Mackinnon & Saunders in order to work on the production of a new preschool-targeted TV series entitled Toby’s Travelling Circus.
Toby’s Traveling Circus follows the story of a seven year old boy who runs his own magical traveling circus with his friends. The show uses puppetry and stop-frame model animation courtesy of Mackinnon & Saunders, and will consist of 52 x 10 min episodes for its first season. The show is due to air on Channel 5 in September as part of the network’s Milkshake! Programming block.
“The support we have received from Channel 5, and the interest we’ve seen from a range of international broadcasters, are testament to what is a British success story in the making. We’ve always maintained that the UK creative industry is world-class, and Mackinnon & Saunders is doing a wonderful job bringing these characters to life in their studios. Our decision to invest in UK creative talent was never in doubt, and Channel 5 milkshake! clearly shares that vision,” says Andrew Cole-Bulgin, Joint CEO and Head of Film & TV, Komixx Entertainment.