U.K. animation house Cosgrove Hall, which recently restructured to focus on the creation of original intellectual properties, has announced its first IP deal. The company will work with Korean animation studio Imagestone Inc. and London based Village Prods. on RocketBoy & Toro, a series that will air on BBC. London based Indigo Film and Television will handle distribution.
Managing director Anthony Utley joined Cosgrove Hall last year help the Manchester based company create new and owned IP and expand into action-adventure and comedy programming. ‘We are very happy to have sealed this deal bringing RocketBoy & Toro into the Cosgrove Hall fold,’ he comments. ‘This is the start of plans to expand our drawn animation productions internationally as well as in the U.K. and I’m hugely pleased that we’re able to begin that process with RocketBoy & Toro.”
Offering comedy, action and adventure for kids 5-8, RocketBoy & Toro will follow the escapades of a galactic delivery boy and his feisty guard-sheep. The studios are producing 52 11-minute episodes of the show. Imagestone is creating the animation while Village performs audio post work and Cosgrove Hall handles all other post duties.