Paris, June 6th, 2019
Premium kids content distributor Federation Kids & Family and European leading entertainment company Planeta Junior have today announced sales and co-production deals on Cottonwood Media’s hilarious animated series SQUISH, which started to roll-out internationally earlier this year.
Federation Kids & Family and Planeta Junior have finalized recent deals with NEOX (Atresmedia) in Spain and Tooniverse in Korea, as well as a deal with Kidz a new SVOD joint venture between HOT and Yes (Israel). NEOX will participate as co-producer of the show in Spain.
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.
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.
SQUISH is produced by Cottonwood Media and Planeta Junior, in partnership with Gulli (France, Russia, Africa) distributed by Federation Kids & Family and Planeta Junior.
About Cottonwood Media
A subsidiary of Federation Entertainment, Cottonwood Media was created by David Michel, Zoé Carrera Allaix & Cécile Lauritano. Cottonwood Media 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. In 2015 Cottonwood Media partnered with Federation Entertainment to form Federation Kids & Family, a global distribution division which distributes original content from both companies as well as third party acquisitions. Based in Paris and now in Berlin, through its subsidiary company Cottonwood Media Gmbh, Cottonwood Media currently has four series and one feature film in development.
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.
About Planeta Junior
Planeta Junior, a company within the Grupo Planeta / De Agostini Group, is one of Europe’s leading companies providing entertainment for children and family audiences. It focuses on producing and distributing animated series and the rights derived from these IP’s. The company has offices in Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Central and Eastern Europe. Planeta Junior has joined forces in Germany, Benelux and Northern Europe with S100/m4e. The company continues to invest in its own productions featuring series like Gormiti and Squish, and it has produced in the past more than 200 hours for children aged 2 – 14 years old like Mutant Busters, Egyxos, Bubble Bip, Sendokai, Maya 3D, Heidi 3D and Magiki, among others.
Find more information in www.planeta-junior.com
Federation Kids & Family
Tel:+33 (6) 82 57 06 09
Tel: +447957 334228
Javier Roiz Ortiz
Tel: +34 654 45 20 73