Cottonwood Media’s SQUISH Spreads its Slapstick Comedy Abroad
Federation Kids & Family add RTBF, VRT and Hop TV to Global Network
(Paris, France – Sept. 27, 2018) Premium kids content distributor Federation Kids & Family and its production studio Cottonwood Media are delighted to announce more pre-sales for their hilarious animated comedy SQUISH to RTBF (Belgium), VRT (Belgium) and Hop TV (Israel). Co-produced with Planeta Junior and Gulli (France, Russia, North Africa), SQUISH will premier its first knee-slapping, spit-your-milk-out-of-your-nose, full-on cartoon comedy episodes at Mipcom Junior.
SQUISH (52 x 11) is a fast-paced, slapstick series based on the New York Times best-selling graphic novels by JENNIFER HOLM and Eisner Award-winning creator MATTHEW HOLM, brought to life by Head Writer John Derevlany (Lego: Legend of Chima, Johnny Test, Endangered Species, Angry Beaver), and EP David Michel (The Ollie & Moon Show, Totally Spies!) Published by Random House Children’s Books, the hugely successful SQUISH franchise has sold an impressive one million + copies of the existing six books to date, with a new book to be published yearly.
David Michel, President, Federation Kids & Family and Cottonwood Media stated, “Our super-talented creative team, and the broadcasters, have been very excited about the refreshing uniqueness of this property. In today’s market, where a lot of shows look and feel alike, SQUISH really stands out wherever it’s shown. It is visually distinct, original in concept, and bold in its humor, while being a true, parent-friendly 6-11 high-comedy show.”
SQUISH is a genuinely original animated comedy about everyday school kids, their friendships, parents, and efforts to fit in. Except the kids are…amoebas! The series follows the adventures of a twinkie-eating grade school amoeba trying to find his place in a single-cell world.
Set in Small Pond, Squish’s hometown looks suspiciously like an ordinary suburb, with its tidy streets, schools and homes…with just one small difference: Small Pond is inhabited solely by single-celled organisms. They’re mostly like us – with a few unicellular quirks: algae are the cool kids, parasites can’t be trusted and, of course, bacteria always make a mess of everything.
With a planned launch date of early 2019 SQUISH is produced by Cottonwood Media and Planeta Junior, in partnership with Gulli (France, Russia, Africa), distributed by Federation Kids & Family and Planeta Junior.
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About Cottonwood Media
A subsidiary of Federation Entertainment, Cottonwood Media was created by David Michel, Zoé Carrera & Cécile Lauritano. With offices in Los Angeles and Paris, the company creates, produces and invests in premium, talent-driven content with a focus on bringing together North American and European audiences, on both linear and non-linear platforms. Cottonwood Media‘s widely sold shows include: animated preschool hit The Ollie & Moon Show, sold in 150 countries and recipient of the coveted Common Sense Media Seal; premium live action ballet series Find me in Paris, co-produced with ZDF and ZDF Enterprises; and Squish, an animated comedy for 6-11 year-olds based on the NYT Best-Selling books by Jennifer and Matthew Holm, among others. Cottonwood Media is the production arm of Federation Kids & Family, the global family distribution division of Federation Entertainment which distributes original content from both companies as well as third party acquisitions.
About Federation Kids & Family
Headed by co-founder David Michel, Federation Kids & Family is a global kids’ content producer and distributor, and a division of Federation Entertainment, a leading global media group specializing in high-end international programming. Federation Kids & Family distributes original content from Federation’s children’s production arm, Cottonwood Media such as animated preschool series The Ollie and Moon Show, animated comedy Squish for 6-10 year olds, daily teen dramas Find me in Paris and Love, Divina, as well as premium third party programming.
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