Canadian indie marblemedia (This is Daniel Cook) will be looking for love on the Croisette next month as it debuts its first animated series, a teen/adult comedy based on the ongoing dating exploits of one of the company’s founding partners.
The Dating Guy is an animated comedy that pokes fun at the embarrassing trials and tribulations of the modern dating scene. marble isn’t hiding the fact that the series is inspired by the real-life dating experiences of company co-founder Mark Bishop, who will be in Cannes, looking for international broadcasters, distribution partners and maybe a date.
“It’s a shameless comedy about men trying to understand women,” explained Matt Hornburg, partner of marblemedia. “Anyone who has been on a date, good or bad, can relate to this series. And, in addition, we get to make fun of Mark’s amusing dating life.”
CORE Digital Pictures – Toons (Angela Anaconda, Disney’s The Wild) will produce the animation for the series, which is being developed with Teletoon Canada.
marble is also prepping Project: Adrenaline, a new multi-platform teen reality gameshow that sees six thrill-seeking contestants compete in extreme sport-themed challenges including street luge, parasailing, ‘zorbing’ and sky boarding.