Star Farm Prods.’ animated series Edgar & Ellen has been acquired for broadcast by Nickelodeon channels in France, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Australia. Announced at MIPCOM in Cannes, France, the deal includes all 26 episodes of the show and six holiday specials. The series currently airs on Nicktoons Network in the U.S. and Nickelodeon in the U.K.
Aimed at kids 8-12, Edgar & Ellen has two slightly twisted siblings constantly pulling pranks on one another in their large, gothic manor. The property started as a series of shorts that aired on Nicktoons. Two of the shorts are also available for viewing in Animation Magazine’s web-based film festival, World Animation Celebration Online (www.animationmagazine.net/wac).
The TV series will feature a mix of animated segments varying in length and will incorporate musical elements and ideas submitted by kids at www.edgarandellen.com. About 10% of the content will be influenced by fan input because Nickelodeon wants to have a show that kids can interact with much in the way they do cell phones, iPods and websites. In addition, new animated content will continue to evolve as back-stories of the secondary characters are told through Edgar & Ellen’s online community.