Toronto, Canada — February 13, 2011Â — 9 Story Entertainment and Skywriter Media announce 9 Story’s acquisition from Skywriter of two new children’s animated series — Camp Lakebottom, which is being produced for TELETOON Canada and Vivi, a co-production with MIXER being produced for TVO.Â The transaction will see 9 Story Entertainment taking over all production and distribution of the series.
“Camp Lakebottom and Vivi are a great fit for the 9 Story brand.Â Not only are these terrific series’ being produced for leading Canadian broadcasters with which we have wonderful relationships, both will be high quality, complimentary additions to our growing catalogue of internationally distributed content,” said Vince Commisso, President and CEO, 9 Story Entertainment.
“We’re excited to be working with the talented team at 9 Story and are confident in their ability to realize the creative vision we’ve developed for Camp Lakebottom and Vivi. Now Skywriter’s plans to capitalize on global development opportunities and rapidly grow the interactive Skyreader division will be realized,” said Kevin Gillis, Skywriter Media Executive Producer and CEO, who will remain attached to the projects as an executive producer.
Camp Lakebottom (52Ã—11’) is an animated comedy about 12 year-old,Â mastermind McGee and the most horrible summer camp in the world. The cabins areÂ possessed, the lake is toxic, the forest creatures are mutants, the counselors are a danger to themselves and others, and the kids are having the time of their lives.
The series is stated to run on TELETOON in 2013.
Vivi (52Ã—11’) is an animated co-production with award winning Brazilian production company Mixer.Â The series follows the wonderful adventures of 7 year Vivi who is taken on extraordinary trips to exotic places by her Grandma Rosa, a world famous photojournalist.Â Vivi captures what she learns in her Memory Book, which uses a multi- platform approach to engage and interact with viewers. A key driver of the series is the online component that allows kids and their families to create their own Memory Books of their journeys — real or imaged — to share with each other.