Toonbox Entertainment and Pipeline Studios have recently announced a new collaborative project, which follows from the two companies’ multi-year co-development deal signed last year. The new project will be the development and production of a new television series based on the Nut Job film.
Tentatively titled “Nut Jobs,” the series is 2D animated and will be targeted towards kids aged 6 to 11. The original film was in 3D CGI, and it was a commercial success that earned as much as $120M at the international box office.
The Nut Jobs project has already signed Emmy Award-winning industry veteran Grant Moran to helm the project. Moran will serve as showrunner for the TV series, a position that will take advantage of his extensive experience as the former Executive Director in Charge of Production at Nickelodeon.
“After reviewing the possible strategic partners across the globe to help us create a successful series slate, we are excited to say that Pipeline Studios is a perfect fit with a long line of successful productions and a track record of producing award-winning animation with their state-of-the-art facilities,” commented Toonbox Entertainment CEO Hong Kim. “They possess the same values that we have as a family content producer. We’re honored to work with them to expand both our brands.”
“We’re thrilled to announce this partnership,” added Pipeline Studios CEO Luis Lopez. “We are bringing two world-class teams together to develop and produce a library of hit shows and movies that can be delivered on all platforms. This is an exciting new phase for our companies bringing mutually beneficial synergistic opportunities, both our companies will continue to enjoy sustainable growth as a result of this alliance.”