WILDBRAIN TAKES SUMMER MEMORIES ON A GLOBAL ADVENTURE
Key deals secured for animated buddy comedy with Prime Video (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), ABC Australia and Showmax (Africa)
Toronto, ON – February 6, 2023 – WildBrain, a global leader in kids’ and family entertainment, has secured the first wave of international sales for Summer Memories, the 2D-animated series created by Adam Yaniv (Night at the Museum, Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks) and produced by A&N Productions, Aircraft Pictures and Yeti Farm Creative. The new broadcasters on board for season one (40×12’) include Prime Video for Germany, Austria and Switzerland; ABC Australia; and Showmax for Africa. WildBrain handles distribution on the series internationally and will present Summer Memories to buyers at the upcoming Kidscreen Summit (February 12-15, Miami).
Summer Memories is aimed at kids 6-12 years old and follows the adventures of best friends Jason and Ronnie as Jason looks back on the most pivotal summer of his life (which was just a few weeks ago). This is Jason’s summer of change…and he fears change! Lucky for him, he has charismatic life-adventurer Ronnie at his side. Summer Memories transcends time, space and memory—the good and the bad—as it chronicles Jason and Ronnie’s sweet, fun-filled relationship.
Caroline Tyre, VP Global Sales & Rights Strategy at WildBrain, said: “Summer Memories is an original, irreverent and laugh-out-loud series with lots of heart, which we’re finding is a genre in-demand from buyers and viewers around the world. Since launching on our own Family Channel in Canada last summer, the series has been captivating kids and families in equal measure. We’re now welcoming these new channels and streamers on board and look forward to seeing Jason and Ronnie’s time-and-space-bending adventures charm international audiences.”
Summer Memories stars the voices of Tricia Black (Second City, Baroness Von Sketch), Taylor Love (The Kids in the Hall, Most Dangerous Game), Andre Sills (Private Idiots, Coriolanus), Rashaana Cumberbatch (Shoresy, American Goods) and Adam Yaniv, with recurring guest stars Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills 90210, Private Eyes) and Andrew Phung (Run The Burbs, Kim’s Convenience). The heartwarming buddy comedy is commissioned by WildBrain Television’s Family Channel and is produced with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund, Shaw Rocket Fund and the Jerusalem Film & Television Fund at the Jerusalem Development Authority.
For more information, please contact:
Aimée Norman at The DDA Group
+44 (0) 7957 564 050
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About Adam Yaniv/A&N Productions
Adam Yaniv served as animator, animation supervisor, animation director and consultant on visual effects films before developing his own projects at Disney Channel and Nickelodeon and founding A&N Productions. He served as an animator and animation supervisor on such family features as Night at the Museum, Hop and The Chronicles of Narnia, and currently serves as Supervising Producer on Nickelodeon’s Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks television series. He is repped by Chris Sablan at Avenue 220 and Noa Nudelman at Shimony Gross & Co.
About Aircraft Pictures
Based in Toronto with an office in Los Angeles, Aircraft Pictures was founded by Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen to create premium scripted content for kids, families and young adults. Recent projects include the AppleTV+ sci-fi series Circuit Breakers, the Emmy Award® nominated Hulu Original series Holly Hobbie; the Academy Award® nominated animated feature film The Breadwinner; three television movies based on the Bruno & Boots book series by Canadian young adult fiction icon Gordon Korman; the supernatural comedy series Todd & The Book of Pure Evil and the Kidscreen Award-winning single-camera comedy Raising Expectations created by Tom Saunders (Arrested Development) and starring Jason Priestley and Molly Ringwald.
About Yeti Farm Creative
Founded in 2007, Yeti Farm Creative, has built a stellar reputation for creativity, quality and service, as one of British Columbia’s premier and highly sought after 2D and CG animation and post production service studios. Recent credits include the series Hotel Transylvania and Pete The Cat. In addition to its expanding services division, Yeti is nurturing a growing roster of original and ambitious intellectual properties in both live action and animation. Operating out of its newly expanded 11,000 sqf state of the art studio in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, the studio provides script to screen production services to leading global studios and iconic brands.