marblemedia, in conjunction with TELETOON, is in development on a new animated television series centered around the sometimes strange, always funny, and definitely amusing dating life of a 20-something male lead. Toronto's Jeremy Winkels, and Montreal writing team Lienne Sawatsky and Daniel Williams, whose combined credits include Train 48, My Dad the Rockstar, 11 Somerset and Delilah and Julius, will co-write the development of the series appropriately titled The Dating Guy.
The mature cartoon aims to be clever and satiritical, catering to an audience of 16+ teens and young adults. C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures - Toons, the group responsible for creating Angela Anaconda, The Save-Ums and the latest Disney Picture, The Wild, will produce the animation.
"Everybody knows a guy who has some crazy dating stories and The Dating Guy will be the animated version of that friend," says Mark Bishop, producer and partner of marblemedia and inspiration for the main character.
In 2005, TELETOON sponsored The Alliance for Children and Television (ACT) Awards where marblemedia partners Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg were presented The Emerging Talent Award for excellence in children's programming.
"Not only is TELETOON extremely proud of working alongside some of the most innovative Canadian producers, we are happy to continue providing a platform for original ideas. This is marblemedia's first foray into the animated genre, and we are thrilled and honoured to be partnering with them," said Madeleine Levesque, Director of Original Production at TELETOON.