Anima Estudios, SLR Productions, Home Plate Entertainment together with Telegael today announced Teenage Fairytale Dropouts has been green-lighted for production.

The 52 x 11 minute animated comedy series is the story of Jeremiah, Fury and Trafalgar, three best friends and second generation fairytale characters who are determined to be themselves — no matter what their well-known fairytale parents think about it.

“We’re thrilled to have such extraordinary partners on board for this series. I think what has really brought us together is a love for our quirky main characters – there’s definitely a little of Fury, Trafalgar and Jeremiah in all of us!” said Ánima Estudios’ Executive VP, Jose Carlos Garcia de Letona.

“We are all really enthusiastic to be going into production with Teenage Fairytale Dropouts, a zany comedic series that will undoubtedly have universal and timely appeal. Teenage Fairytale Dropouts is a modern twist on all the favourite fairytale classic stories and characters we have grown up with” said Executive Producer and CEO of SLR Productions, Suzanne Ryan.

“The series has been very well received by broadcasters. There is always a strong market for animated character comedies like Teenage Fairytale Dropouts with recognizable iconic themes. This is a strong collaboration among extremely creative co-production partners and the commitment to quality is apparent” said Bill Schultz, Executive Producer and CEO at Home Plate Entertainment.

Jeremiah maybe the son of The Giant from Jack and the Beanstalk but that doesn’t mean he’s going to follow in his father’s enormous footsteps, stomping villages and eating people. Besides, he still has some growing up to do, literally. Jeremiah may be a tween but he’s still waiting for his “giant” growth spurt.

And Fury, maybe the daughter of the Tooth Fairy but dental remuneration is not in her future – “way too creepy”. Plus, there’s the embarrassing fact that her fairy wings haven’t…ah… sprouted yet. Then there’s Trafalgar, one of Merlin’s many nephews, who actually has potential – if he just didn’t lack so much focus in his hocus pocus.

Together this trio is out to prove that even in the wacky, up-side-down, unexpected world of Fairytale Estates – you can be your own giant, fairy or wizard – as long as you have your friends along for the “souped-up” pumpkin carriage ride of your life.

A high-definition flash-animated series, Teenage Fairytale Dropouts is slated for broadcast release in 2013.

Chris Arrant

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