marblemedia to Co-Develop Upcoming Projects with Cuppa Coffee Studios.
(April 3, 2013 – Toronto, Canada) Distribution360, a marblemedia company with a focus on sales to both traditional and emerging platforms, is getting geared up for MIPTV by adding a new library of award-winning animated content produced by Cuppa Coffee Studios to its slate. Moving forward, the companies will also collaborate to co-develop new projects.
“I am thrilled that Cuppa Coffee Studios is partnering with D360 and representing our classic properties,” said Adam Shaheen, President and Executive Producer, Cuppa Coffee Studios. “Having known marblemedia for many years, we are excited to announce this creative collaboration to also develop and produce together in the future – with both parties bringing award-winning content and unique skills to the table.”
“By adding Cuppa Coffee Studios’ content to our offering, this reflects our commitment to continue to provide new and existing buyers with high-quality programming,” said Mark Bishop, Managing Partner, D360 and Co-CEO and Executive Producer, marblemedia. “This partnership represents an exciting next step in our goal to partner with like-minded producers to co-develop and co-produce content for broadcast and digital platforms.”
Bruno and the Banana Bunch (26 x 11 minutes or 50 x 1 minute)
Join Bruno and the Banana Bunch as they embark upon exciting adventures and invent imaginative games full of colours, numbers, shapes and sizes. The gang even learns a few life lessons along the way. Produced by Cuppa Coffee Studios, this Flash animated preschool series is based on the award-winning international hit property Bruno.
This series stars the voice of Brian Cant, a classic English actor, television presenter and writer best known for his work on some of BBC’s most popular television series for children.
Awards include: Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film – Official Selection, Elan Awards – Best Musical Score, The Banff Rockie Awards – Hors Concours, Sprockets International Film Festival – Official Selection.
Life’s a Zoo (20 x 22 minutes)
Take seven animals, lock them in a mansion, add elements of all your favourite reality shows and watch the fur and feathers fly, as they are filmed twenty-four-seven. That is the premise of Life’s a Zoo, which sees a group of unscrupulous animals plotting and scheming in a desperate bid to become Top of the Food Chain.
Co-produced with TELETOON, Life’s a Zoo won a Gemini Award in the category Best Animated Program or Series and was a Banff Rockie Award finalist in the Best Animation and Music categories.
Tigga and Togga (26 x 3 minutes)
Imagine a world where every object has a sound waiting to be discovered and every creature has a song. Featuring a dazzling array of musical concepts and styles, Tigga and Togga become the conductors of a veritable symphony of sound exploring, creating and sharing in the music that makes their world go round.
Co-produced with TVO Kids, this Flash animated series won Gold at the BDA Awards in the category of Best Interactive Media Flash Website.
A Very Barry Christmas (1 x 45 minutes)
When laid-back Australian Barry Buckley’s sure-fire business venture fails to ignite, a chain reaction of events causes a catastrophic chance at meeting with Santa. Before you can say, Winter Wonder Down Under, the two have unwittingly traded lives in a Christmas mix-up of epic proportions.
Co-produced with ABC Family and CBC, A Very Barry Christmas won Best TV Special at the Cartoons on the Bay/Pulcinella Awards?and was nominated in the category of Best Animated Program at The Banff Rockie Awards. This Stop Motion comedy stars Scottish-born Canadian actor Colin Mochrie (Comedy Bar, Little Mosque on the Prairie).
For sales inquiries or to set up a meeting during MIPTV, please contact Senior Sales Executive Kirsten Hurd at email@example.com.
Distribution360 is a forward-thinking distribution company that focuses on traditional media sales, while actively pursuing growth in the digital space. Its mandate is the full monetization of television and interactive content on traditional and emerging platforms worldwide, with a focus on kids, drama and factual programming. www.distribution360.com
Adam Shaheen founded Cuppa Coffee Studios 21 years ago and is now the largest full-service stop-motion television facility in the world with a newly expanded 2D Flash department. Producing on average three new series a year and is now in development on several feature films. The studio has won over 150 awards and redefined the art of production from both the creative and logistical perspective. Also added is Saucer Sound, a brand new top-quality sound recording and mix studio rounding out the truly all in house facility of its kind in Canada. www.cuppacoffee.com