TORONTO, ON (September 29, 2011)—marblemedia brings three new cross-platform series by top-tier creative talent to MIPCOM this year. The company is looking for partners interested in developing these projects (stand #02.10).
New additions to marble’s development slate include:
Dave and Jonesy’s Locker (13 x 30’ live action comedy cross-platform series)
From the creative mind of Ali Marie Matheson (Rugrats, So Weird), Dave & Jonesy’s Locker is a live action tween comedy about two unlikely buddies – one in the present (2011), the other in the future (2036), who share the same high school locker, only 25 years apart. When they spin the right combo, the boys activate a top-secret, time-traveling vortex that allows them to pass back and forth between each other’s time period. Whether they are in the present or the future, Dave and Jonesy help each other make high school the best times of their lives. Online, users can play a game that allows them to create their ideal future self in role playing adventures. Fans will also have access to a series of bonus videos that will present alternate timelines based on the choices that Dave and Jonesy didn’t make.
Breaker Brothers (13 x 30’ live action comedy series)
Created by Mark Satterthwaite (Creative Producer of YTV’s Almost Naked Animals), Breaker Brothers is a live action tween comedy about two 16 year-old next-door neighbours who are trying to break the world record for most world records broken. To date they’ve set records for the biggest house made of pickles, highest double pole vault, largest belly button lint collection, and dozens more. But they are still a long way from setting the world record for most world records—it will be interesting.
Snow Joe (26 x 15’ animated cross-platform series)
From Alexander Bar (Mike The Knight, Lunar Jim), Snow Joe is an animated preschool comedy set in a wintry wonderland at the top of the world where, for a boy called Joe, becoming a hero like the ones in his grandfather’s stories means finding fun and imaginative ways of turning everyday experiences into snow-filled adventures. Snow Joe Interactive continues the story online and on mobile phones through interactive games—such as snowball bowling — that bring the world of Snow Joe to the audience’s fingertips.
“We’ve been developing these exciting properties with some of the industry’s freshest talent, and we’re really looking forward to showcasing them at MIPCOM this year,” says Matt Hornburg, Partner/Executive Producer, marblemedia. “We’re interested in speaking with potential partners who are looking for comedy content in the kids and youth space.”
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Founded in 2001 by Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg, Toronto-based marblemedia is an award-winning content creation company at the forefront of television and new media production, devoted to telling stories that entertain and engage audiences across all platforms. marblemedia was named Company of the Year by the Canadian New Media Awards and was recognized by the Hollywood Reporter as a Next Generation Content Producer. Notable marblemedia projects include: the hit preschool series and websites, This is Daniel Cook and This is Emily Yeung; the first television series and website in American Sign Language, deafplanet.com; the mobile short film anthology, Shorts in Motion: The Art of Seduction; Taste Buds, a Gemini Award-winning kids’ cooking and food adventure cross-platform property; the teen competition series The Adrenaline Project; The Dating Guy, a hooked-up animated comedy about the single life of twenty-somethings in the city; Skatoony, North America’s first animated/live-action comedy series that pits tweens and cartoons against each other in competition through frantic, trivia-based rounds; and Splatalot, a hilarious medieval-themed physical game show geared to the 8-12 year-old audience, currently airing on YTV in Canada and BBC in the U.K., and will premiere on ABC in Australia this fall. marble’s newest project is What’s in a Name?, a transmedia factual entertainment series and website that takes audiences through the naming of Canada’s most notable people, places and things, currently airing on History Television (Canada).
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