TORONTO, CANADA (February 8, 2016) – Award-winning content creator, marblemedia, and full service animation studio, Atomic Cartoons, are in development with Corus Entertainment’sTELETOON on an animated comedy series titled Captain Cornelius’ Cartoon Lagoon.
The series follows the weird, whacky and random submarine adventures of Captain Cornelius and his crew as they scour the lagoon floor for the best, and the worst, cartoons ever made! The series offers audiences different animation styles in an assortment of original shorts, clips and sketches.
“Captain Cornelius’ Cartoon Lagoon is a great reflection of what kids love; unique endearing characters, mixed with both adventure and slapstick” said Matt Hornburg, Co-CEO and Executive Producer, marblemedia. “We fell in love with the format of the web series immediately; it’s a fresh way to curate what audiences enjoy and we’re excited to adapt it for TV.
“Captain Cornelius’ Cartoon Lagoon is right in our animated kids’ comedy wheelhouse,” stated Rob Davies, Director of Development and company co-founder at Atomic Cartoons. “When our friends at marblemedia approached us with the project we jumped at the opportunity to work with them. We simply couldn’t resist the challenge of co-developing and co-producing something for TELETOON that’s outside of the normal cartoon box.”
“TELETOON couldn’t pass up the opportunity to help develop this quirky concept for kids,” saidAthena Georgaklis, Director of Content, TELETOON. “Every story will bring a unique and inventive visual style that illustrates the countless possibilities only animated content can provide.”
The series will be co-produced by marblemedia and Atomic Cartoons with Robert Pincombe (Jimmy Two-Shoes, Beyblade) and Shelly Hoffman (Camp Lakebottom, Kid vs. Kat) acting as showrunners. The series is based on a web series by Pat-Man Studios, which is represented by Michael Goodman. Distribution will be handled by Distribution360.
marblemedia develops, produces and distributes engaging multiplatform entertainment experiences for audiences around the world. With nearly 250 hours of programming distributed in more than 200 territories, marblemedia has been honoured by Playback Magazine with the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award, in addition to being named Transmedia Producer of the Year (2011) by the publication. marble has won two Canadian Screen Awards, two Gemini Awards, been nominated for an Emmy® Award and was identified as a Next Generation Content Producer (2009) by The Hollywood Reporter. The company owns a 50-acre production ranch, operates a Toronto-based studio, home to 50 staff, and an L.A. office. The company was co-founded by Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg in 2001. marblemedia.com |@marblemedia | facebook.com/marblemedia
Atomic Cartoons, a Thunderbird Company, is an award-winning animation studio employing 250 talented people at studios in Vancouver and Kelowna. The proud recipient of two Canadian Screen Awards in 2015, Atomic created, developed, and produced original properties Atomic Betty and Pirate Express, as well as servicing co-productions such as Little Charmers and Rocket Monkeys. Atomic Cartoons’ Director of Development, Rob Davies, co-founded Atomic Cartoons in 1999 and is a co-creator of the Canadian hit series Atomic Betty, and an Emmy-Award winner for his directing work on Pinky & The Brain at Warner Bros Animation.
TELETOON is a multi-platform brand that brings kids and families the best in animated and animation-related entertainment with two nationwide specialty television channels – TELETOON and TÉLÉTOON. TELETOON is owned by Canadian-based media and entertainment company Corus Entertainment Inc. For more information, please visit teletoon.com and corusent.com.
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