Toronto – Breakthrough Animation is proud to announce that they have closed a production deal for My Big Big Friend, a new series that will be produced in association with Canadian preschool network Treehouse. Production on fifty-two eleven minute episodes will begin later this year. The announcement was made today by Kevin Gillis, Ira Levy and Peter Williamson, Executive Producers at Breakthrough Animation.
“We are delighted to be working on My Big Big Friend with a broadcast partner that has an international reputation for quality entertainment,” said Kevin Gillis, executive producer and managing partner, Breakthrough Animation. “Treehouse has had a tremendously positive effect on our creative development and our international broadcast relationships. We anticipate that this series will be a major hit in all territories around the world. As our first Canada/Brazil CoProduction we believe 2DLab will be a wonderful partner on the series, bringing a tremendous amount of talent!”
My Big Big Friend is a delightfully animated series that follows four-year-old Yuri, who is truly shy and lonely except in his imagination where he and his big, big friend Golias are brave, daring and adventurous. Follow Yuri, his chums Lili and Matt along with their big, big friends as they discover if you imagine you can, sometimes you really can.
“This is going to be a lovely series that will resonate with our Treehouse audience and their vivid imaginations,” said Jocelyn Hamilton, Vice President, Content, Corus Kids. “We look forward to working with Breakthrough Animation on this new and exciting project.”
Winner of the 2007 Licensing Challenge My Big Big Friend will be produced by Breakthrough Animation in association with 2D Lab and Treehouse. Distribution will be handled by Breakthrough Entertainment.