Chris and Shane Houghton, the brothers behind the hit Disney Channel series Big City Greens, are cementing their relationship with the House of Mouse. The pair have signed an overall deal with Disney Television Animation, the producer of Big City Greens, which has been renewed for a third season.
Under the pact, the Houghtons will develop new animated series, shorts, and movies for Disney Channel and Disney+, while continuing to work on Big City Greens, which they created and executive produce. The series, which premiered on Disney Channel in 2018, follows the adventures of a rural family in the city they now call home. It has gathered nearly 300 million views across all platforms (including social media), according to Disney.
The brothers are also known for their comic book series Reed Gunther, a playful take on the Western with a bear-riding cowboy for a protagonist. Other print work includes writing and illustrating comics based on animated series including The Simpsons, Adventure Time, and Peanuts.