Wildseed Studios and Tricon Kids & Family will co-produce an animated TV comedy series Counterfeit Cat for kids ages 6-12 for Disney XD EMEA and Teletoon Canada.
The United Kingdom-Canada co-production is set for 26 half-hours or 52 11-minute episodes, plus 11 two-minute shorts. It starts production at Wildseed’s newly launched Bristol studio, which also will handle the shorts and pre-production. Tricon International will handle global distribution across all platforms.
Counterfeit Cat is the story of Gark, a naive 9-year-old alien with uncontrollable superpowers and destined to save the universe, and Max, an anxious but vain house cat who would prefer to save himself. Sent for training off-world, Gark mistakes Max for a tiger that can teach him to be a hero so he can fulfill an ancient prophecy and save the universe. The problem is Max doesn’t know much about being brave: he knows about watching TV, knitting and coughing up fur balls. But Gark’s adventurous instincts force Max to act like the tiger Gark believes him to be.
Counterfeit Cat stars Marc Wootton, the English character comedian who provides the voice for Counterfeit Cat “Max”, and Kayvan Novak, the British–Iranian actor and comedian best known for co-creating and starring in the comedy series Fonejacker, who provides the voice for “Betty”.
The show’s executive producers are Miles Bullough and Jesse Cleverly for Wildseed Studios, and Andrea Gorfolova, Jon Rutherford and Frank Saperstein for Tricon.
Creative producers are Sarah Mattingley (Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja) and Ashley Rite with Heidi Madsen and Christine Davis line producing for Wildseed and Tricon. The series is story edited by Reid Harrison (The Simpsons), storyboard supervised by Celine Gobinet (The Amazing World of Gumball) and directed by Ben Marsaud (The Amazing World of Gumball).