Nat Geo Signs Huckins to Development Deal

Cable ACE Award-winning writer/producer Holly Huckins (Rugrats) has signed on to develop a stop-motion preschool comedy series for National Geographic Television & Film’s (NGT&F) Kids’ Programming and Production unit. Specific details about the nature of the show are still under wraps.

Huckins is writer/creator/executive producer on Playhouse Disney’s hit series Higglytown Heroes. In addition to Rugrats, previous writing credits include Disney’s Recess and Decode’s Angela Anaconda, which airs on ABC Family, Fox Family Channel, Fox Kids Network and Teletoon, and has been nominated for multiple Emmys.

"We feel privileged to be working with such a talented, respected and funny professional like Holly," comments Donna Friedman Meir, president of Kids’ Programming and Production for NGT&F. "She’s brought her unique and quirky sensibility to the National Geographic mission in a really wonderful way. I’m excited to share the outcome of our creative collaboration with the global marketplace."

Based in Los Angeles, Kids’ Programming and Production is an independent production entity of NGT&F. Established in 2003, NGT&F’s Kids’ group develops and produces animated and live-action programming that encourages kids to explore their world. For more information about National Geographic, go to www.nationalgeographic.com.