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Cartoon Network Orders ‘Summer Camp Island’ Series by Julia Pott

Julia Pott, first mentioned on this site eight years ago, is getting her own Cartoon Network series, Summer Camp Island.

The series is based on a pilot of the same name that Pott created for Cartoon Network. That pilot started screening on the festival circuit last year and was most recently in competition at Sundance. Summer Camp Island will follow Oscar and his best friend Hedgehog, who attend a magical summer camp. They will “navigate mysteries and wonders of the magical camp where camp counselors are witches, horses become unicorns, and monsters live under the bed,” and their adventures include meeting a talking shark in a swimming pool and making friends with the moon.

Summer Camp Island is a great example of the kind of creativity generated by our acclaimed studio shorts program,” said Rob Sorcher, Cartoon Network chief content officer. “We are all wanting to spend summers inside this timeless and magical world captured by Julia’s signature warmth and inventiveness.”

Pott, a British animator and illustrator, established her reputation with animated shorts like The Event and Belly, but more recently has transitioned to the industry side, working as a writer on CN’s Adventure Time series.

Cartoon Network Studios is producing Summer Camp Island, slated to debut in 2018. They have not indicated how many episodes will be in the first season.

  • Ga5ton

    Jesus, this is such great news! I would love to see an animated show by Julia Pott, and on Cartoon Network? Bring it on!!

  • Looks great

  • Jack Newman

    While I’m not a fan of the art style, the premise sounds great. I’ll give it a watch when it comes out.

    • Mermaid Warrior

      Same here, it sounds like it has a lot of potential, I’ll totally check it out.

  • Josh Moore

    I say it’s nice to some actual upcoming original content from Cartoon Network again to fill in on what’s leaving the network soon.

  • Cameron Iacono

    Summer idea makes me think of camp Lazlo

  • WILL GRIFFIN

    Oh joy…another unimaginative, uninspiring effort with oddball art that doesn’t stimulant the eyes..sad really.

    • Awesome Waffles

      Isn’t it a little too early to be cynical?

      • WILL GRIFFIN

        Tbh..no, I’m a retired Disney animator, now consultant. It’s true one can’t tell how a show will play out but I was commenting on the style which I find unappealing.

    • Ernesto Jose Narvaez Osorio

      Stimulate. Not “Stimulant the eyes”. And keep in mind Im not in love with this either.

      • WILL GRIFFIN

        Yes I know how to spell but was tired when I was doing it :P