London-based animation company Lupus Films is joining forces with co-producer and distributor Tricon Kids & Family to develop My Big Red Head — a new potential co-production project with Disney XD EMEA. The animated comedy is being written and developed by BAFTA winning writing duo James Lamont and Jon Foster (The Amazing World of Gumball).
My Big Red Head (52 x 11; Kids 8-12) will follow the antics of the Mayhem family of Greensville, Pennsylvania. In many ways, the Mayhems are like any other family. Dad (Bub) runs an auto repair shop, Mom (Pam) helps keep the company accounts and the three kids — Kevin, Red and Missy — go to the local school. But they’re not quite normal, since Bub is actually a Chaos Monster (second in line to The Realm of Eternal Chaos), which means the kids have to navigate the stormy waters of growing up as half-human, half-monster hybrids.
With Lamont and Foster writing, the show will be directed by Gumball cohort Miklos Weigert, with Tricon’s Andrea Gorfolova and Frank Saperstein executive producing alongside Lupus Film’s Camilla Deakin and Ruth Fielding. “We are extremely excited about My Big Red Head,” says Fielding, co-founder of Lupus Films. “James Lamont and Jon Foster are a brilliantly talented comedic writing team and they’ve created a wonderful world and cast of characters who demonstrate just how hard it can be growing up in modern America when your family isn’t quite the norm!”