Toronto-based production and distribution company 9 Story Ent. will introduce its first prime-time animated project at next month’s MIPCOM. Buyers will get their first look at the mob comedy Fugget About It at the market, which gets under way on Oct. 13 in Cannes.
Fugget About It follows the misadventures of a powerful former New York mob boss and his family, who go into the witness protection program and are relocated to a sleepy Canadian town. Used to always getting his way and helping himself to anything he wants, Jimmy Falcone finds it tough to get along with his new neighbors. The locals also have to put up with his wife, Cookie, his bombshell oldest daughter, Theresa, his intellectual Birkenstock-wearing son, Anthony, his tough-as-nails 10-year-old daughter, Gina, and his half-crazy uncle, Cheech.
A co-production with Darius Films, the series is co-created by Darius Films’ Willem Wennekers (Weirdsville) and Nicholas Tabarrok (The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico). Tabarrok also serves as exec producer, along with 9 Story Ent.’s Vince Commisso. The pilot has been commissioned for The Detour, TELETOON’s late-night programming block for teens and adult.