marblemedia has brought on popular UK comic duo Dick and Dom to host the CBBC version of its series Splatalot premiering Monday, June 13th. marblemedia has also produced localized versions of the show for YTV in Canada and ABC in Australia.
BAFTA Award-winning comedians Dick and Dom are no strangers to the small screen. Over the past 15 years, they’ve starred and appeared in more than 25 programs and series such as Dick & Dom’s Funny Business and Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old? Splatalot marks their first Canadian-produced series. Their impressive portfolios also include a number of film, radio, and book publishing credits.
Splatalot is a hilarious medieval-themed physical game show geared to the 8-12 year-old audience. The series features a larger-than-life extreme obstacle course with more splats and spills than ever imaginable. Each episode features a different group of 12 thrill-seeking teen contestants, dubbed Attackers, competing in three hilarious rounds: Cross the Moat, Escape the Stockade, and Capture the Crown. The Defenders of Splatalot, an international squad of nine costumed gladiators, do their best to protect the castle from the Attackers—leaving only one to be crowned King or Queen of Splatalot.
“Dick and Dom really bring their comedic genius to Splatalot, which is sure to entertain their large UK fan base, and attract new audiences to CBBC,” says Matt Hornburg, Executive Producer/Partner, marblemedia. “They’re very talented actors, and it was great working with them on this project.”
“This is our first collaboration with marblemedia. It’s a great show and we’re very excited about the full on medieval messy madness,” says Kez Margrie, Executive Producer, CBBC. “The CBBC viewers are sure to laugh out loud at the soaks, the slips and the splats as the fearless attackers battle to become the King or Queen of Splatalot.”
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Founded in 2001 by Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg, Toronto-based marblemedia is a 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 in 2008, and was recognized by the Hollywood Reporter as a Next Generation Content Producer in 2009. Notable marblemedia projects include: the teen competition series The Adrenaline Project; the hit preschool series, 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 series; The Dating Guy, a hooked-up animated comedy about the single life of twenty-somethings in the city; and Skatoony, North America’s first animated/live-action quiz show adventure that pits tweens and ‘toons against each other in four frantic, trivia-based rounds. marble’s newest project is What’s in a Name?, an original cross-platform series and website for History Television (Canada), which takes audiences through the naming of Canada’s most notable people, places and things, premiering this September.
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