The Jim Henson Company and Cyber Group Studios have finalized a first-time agreement to co-finance and co-produce two new children’s series: Jim Henson’s Enchanted Sisters and Cyber Group Studios’ Boubouh! The announcement was made by JHC’s EVP of Children’s Entertainment Halle Stanford and EVP of Global Distribution and International Consumer Products Richard Goldsmith, and Cyber Group’s Chairman and CEO Pierre Sissman. Animation for both series will be done at Cyber Group, with JHC’s CEO Lisa Henson and Stanford serving as exec producers.
Based on the books of the same name, Enchanted Sisters is a comedy-adventure aimed at kids 5-8 which features the Sparkles: Spring, Winter, Summer and Autumn — four sisters who come together every three months to join their Mother Nature in a ceremony that changes the seasons. Their world is magically different from our own, yet the Sparkles are relatable characters who are never afraid to be themselves. Elise Allen (Sid the Science Kid, Dinosaur Train) is writing the series.
Boubouh! is based on the book written by Ingrid Chabbert and illustrated by Amandine Duggon and stars a typical monster — a hairy, squint-eyed, toothy beast — who has the not so typical monster problem of being terrified of kids. After coaching from a wise teddy bear named Glups, Boubouh befriends adventurous six-year-old Lucas, but still struggles to balance his two very different lives among his fellow monsters and humans.