South Korean animation shop Studio Gale has joined forces with Singapore-based August Media Holdings and Philippines media group Synergy88 Entertainment to produce a new, 2D-animated preschool series Tish Tash (52 x 5’). BAFTA- and Emmy Award-winning U.K. company Karrot Entertainment has also come on board as a development partner.
The series centers on young and hugely imaginative Tish, her bear family, and her larger-than-life imaginary friend, Tash. No matter what troubles they face — be it the age-old terror of long, boring car trips or helping Tish’s baby brother not be sad about losing his favorite toy — these special friends can create new worlds around themselves, embarking on imaginative adventures and finding their own creative angle to help solve any problems that life throws at them.
Tish Tash is created by Studio Gale, and set to enter production in Q1 of 2019. Global distribution duties will be shared by August Media Holdings’ August Rights and by Studio Gale.
“Tish Tash will introduce a fantastic and entertaining world through children’s imagination in everyday life which can only be expressed in animation,” said Chang Hwan Shin, CEO of Studio Gale. “As one of the best creative studios in Korea, I am excited to collaborate with August Media, Synergy88 and Karrot Entertainment and guarantee that Tish Tash will fascinate children all over the world!”
Jyotirmoy Saha, CEO of August Media Holdings said, “Tish and Tash are great characters whose beauty lies in the simplicity of the characters and stories. Our partners in this project have a fantastic record of creating and producing quality and award-winning programs that appeal to an international audience, so it was a natural step for us to join forces on such an endearing project.”
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Studio Gale, August Media and Karrot Entertainment in bringing Tish Tash to television. This series promises to entertain and educate and for us it’s another important collaboration to add to our portfolio,” added Jackeline Chua, Managing Partner of Synergy88 Entertainment Media Inc.
“Collaborating with Studio Gale and August Media on Tish Tash has been an exceptionally exciting and rewarding process,” said Karrot Ent. Creative Director Jamie Badminton. “I’m confident that together we’ve developed a truly global show with a very real and relatable family at the centre of it. The show has fresh energy, led by the mind of our main character, Tish; her partnership with her imaginary friend, Tash propels the stories into wild and fantastically charming directions, and provides perfect five-minute bursts of adventure and humor.”