Daily Madness and MIAM! animation have inked a co-production deal for upcoming 2D animated TV series Goat Girl, commissioned by WarnerMedia EMEA and pre-sold to ABC Australia. The 52 x 11′ show for kids 6-11 will be launching on Cartoon Network and HBO Max EMEA.
“Goat Girl’s quirky humor and strong and inspirational female lead make it a perfect fit for the WarnerMedia family,” said Zia Bales, Lead Acquisitions, Partnerships & Co-productions, Kids & Family, WarnerMedia EMEA. “This is a show that celebrates uniqueness and encourages kids to accept others for who they are — it’s an important message and one that we always hope to convey to our young audience. We are proud to be on board as commissioners.”
First introduced at Cartoon Forum 2020, Goat Girl follows the story of Gigi, a fairly well-adjusted 13-year-old girl who just happens to have been raised by mountain goats. But now that she’s a teenager, she will attend a boarding school and, for the first time in her life, spend time around actual people. Goat Girl is a comedy series about being comfortable in your own skin and embracing your quirks.
“Gigi is the hero we all wished we could grow up with! A strong girl lead, who is not afraid to be exactly who she is,” said Lindsey Adams, Founder of Daily Madness. “It has been a dream come true for us to ‘find our herd’ with our partners MIAM! animation, WarnerMedia EMEA and ABC and we cannot wait to bring this unique comedy series to life.”
“How refreshing to meet Gigi and her goaty attitude, she’s everything we stand up for at MIAM!: an inspiring female character and a role model for kids that feel different and yet choose to embrace their quirks!” Hanna Mouchez, Founder of MIAM! Animation, agreed. “We are very excited to be onboard this project with Daily Madness and our commissioners WarnerMedia EMEA and acquisition partners ABC.”
Developed inhouse at Daily Madness, Goat Girl is the first original series created by Shannon George (producer, Kody Kapow, Blue’s Clues) and Kristina Yee (writer, Ollie, Kiva Can Do), who take on the showrunner and head writer roles. They are joined by series director Krystal Georgiou (storyboards, Luo Bao Bei, Digby Dragon, Sarah and Duck) and art director Adam Kavanagh. The series is produced by Adams and Mouchez. Series composer is Jonathan Casey.
Series’ production is shared between Daily Madness studios in Ireland (50% scripts, design, music), where George and Yee are based, and in the U.K. (50% scripts, voice records, sound design, post-production & deliveries), with Georgiou and Adams at hand. MIAM! Animation hosts the series’ storyboard, animatics and animation teams as well as the co-director and producer Mouchez. MIAM! will also handle worldwide distribution for Goat Girl.