Mipcom is just a week away and two Toronto prodcos are heading to the market with a new animated comedy series based on the book by Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine.
Marblemedia and 9 Story Entertainment are teaming up to co-develop Gnasty Gnomes, which revolves around the Gnasty family of gnomes who attempt to make the world a grosser place with antics and pranks.
It’s the second time the prodcos have joined forces, having previously collaborated on the interactive components for animated series Best Ed. The two companies will be shopping around the demo in Cannes next week.
The series, targeting six to 11-year-olds, will also be accompanied by an online interactive environment.
Both prodcos will also share Gnasty distribution, with 9 Story taking on Latin America, Italy and Spain, while marble’s recently formed Distribution 360 will handle remaining territories.
Meanwhile, marble is already in talks with potential partners for Gnasty opportunities in licensing and merchandising space, including toys and games.