Cottonwood Media has signed new development partnerships with Corus Entertainment’s Teletoon Canada and Toronto production house Shaftesbury for its microbial comedy toon Squish. Across the pond, French children’s network Gulli has reworked its existing development agreement into a pre-buy for all digital and broadcast rights in the country.
Squish (52 x 11, for kids 6-11) is based on the humorous graphic novel series from bestselling children’s author Jennifer Holm and creator Matthew Holm (Random House Children’s Books). The producers expect a 2017 delivery for the show, which centers on a plucky young amoeba just trying to get by in the cutthroat world of single-cell organisms.
Squish is being executive produced by Cottonwood Media founder David Michel (Get Blake, Totally Spies!), with John Derevlany (LEGO: Legends of Chima, Johnny Test) acting as showrunner.