Paris-based production house Watch Next Media — founded last March by industry vet Philippe Alessandri — has entered a development deal with Canal+ on a new 52 x 11 animated series I, Elvis Riboldi, aimed at kids 8-12. The show will be co-developed with recently funded production company Peekaboo Animation in Barcelona and Catalan studios Insomne Estudi and Wuji House.
Additionally, the project has recently been awarded development funds by the Institute of Cultural Enterprises of Catalonia (ICEC). Production will commence early next year.
I, Elvis Riboldi will recount the daily adventures of an energetic, scatterbrained, impulsive, reckless and slightly destructive boy named Elvis. With his friends Boris and Emma, Elvis takes on whatever happens in his smallish home city of Icaria. The show is being adapted from a book series from the Bono Bidari artistic collective, published by La Galera (Spain) and Hachette (France).