Australian comic-book author and illustrator Terry Denton will see his creation brought to the screen with Gasp!, an animated series to be produced by Flying Bark Prods. PTY Ltd. (formerly Yoram Gross-EMTV) and SLR Prods PTY Ltd. This second children’s animated collaboration for the two companies will be co-produced by EM.Entertainment GmbH.
Gasp! aims to entertain kids 8-12 with glimpses of what goes on when pets are left alone. The tales of chaos are told from the perspective of a hyperactive goldfish. The series of 52 12-minute episodes will be distributed by EM.Entertainment GmbH and has been pre-sold to Nine Network in Australia. Discussions are underway with French and German co-producers.
Flying Bark and SLR previously worked together on DEADLY!, an animated series based on the best-selling Deadly children’s book series by Morris Gleitzman and Paul Jennings. The project was the first series for SLR, which went on to co-produce I Got A Rocket! with Taffy Ent. That series was animated by Singapore’s Peach Blossom Media Pte Ltd. and Korea’s Sunwoo Ent. A subsidiary of EM.Entertainment GmbH, Flying Bark is the creative force behind such series as Blinky Bill, Flipper & Lopaka, Bambaloo and Art Alive.