Technicolor has recently acquired the rights to develop and produce 52 x 11 minute episodes of the 2D digital animated series, Como, Bud & Boo from Fun Crew Ltd. Technicolor will be screening the result of their work at kidscreen Summit 2014, which will take place in New York on February 9 to 12.
Cosmo, Bud & Boo is targeted towards kids aged 4 to 7, and focuses on the fun surprises that friendship brings, with three bears serving as the main characters. The main twist is that one of the bears is actually a boy wearing a bear costume.
The series is being actively co-developed with industry veteran and creative consultant, Debbie MacDonald, who previously served as an executive at Nickelodeon U.K., where she was responsible for award winning and nominated commissions and acquisitions, including Peppa Pig, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, Humf, Poppy Cat, Fifi & the Flowertots, Olive the Ostrich, Tickety Tock and Roary the Racing Car.
“We immediately responded to the fantastic idea and visuals of COSMO, BUD & BOO that Fun Crew presented, and we knew that together we could create a visually captivating series with engaging characters and fun storylines that would resonate with children everywhere,” said Steven Wendland, Vice President and Head of Creative for Technicolor’s Animation & Games business. “We are excited to work with Fun Crew and Debbie MacDonald to bring the series to life and look forward to presenting the concept to potential partners at the upcoming Kidscreen Summit.”
“Technicolor understood our creative vision for COSMO, BUD & BOO, and the unique aspects of the story and characters that differentiate it from many other children’s television properties,” commented Angela Salt, Content Creator & Creative Producer, Fun Crew. “We have an A-team in place to develop a top-notch property, and we are excited by the prospect of creating a new hit series!”