Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Foothill Ent. is making the MIPCOM scene with a new animated series titled My Momtourage & Me (26×25). The show is created by acclaimed Australian illustrator/writer Kyla May, a global design powerhouse with TV and licensing properties such as Kyla May Miss.Behaves, Smirk, Flea-Bag & Friends and G2G: Got to Go. The half -hour animated series G2G: Got to Go is in its first season on Channel Nine in Australia and has a live-action telepic in the works. Momtourage marks May’s first foray into the North American market.
My Momtourage & Me chronicles the life of ‘tween girl Harper as she copes with the crazy lifestyle of her very successful pop star mom while being brought up by several members of her mother’s entourage. Though the jet-setting, glamorous life may look fabulous from the outside looking in, All Harper wants is a normal life and, most importantly, a normal mom. ‘
‘This stylish and funny series offers a great new perspective on the so-called celebrity lifestyle and how ordinary kids cope with having a not-so-ordinary parent,’ says Jo Kavanagh-Payne, president of Foothill. ‘Being a celebrity kid isn’t all it’s cracked up to be because growing up still has its challenges, no matter who you are!’
‘I am really excited to be working with Jo and Greg [Kavanagh-Payne] at Foothill,’ adds May. ‘Since My Momtourage & Me kind of mirrors the Hollywood lifestyle, teaming with a California-based company is a perfect fit.’
Kyla May Pty Ltd. and Foothill will be at the 2008 MIPCOM market later this month seeking pre-sales and co-production partners for the series.