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Matthew D. Pascoe
The second season of spy drama sitcom Connor Undercover world premiered today on ABC3. The series has managed to grow since the previous season, with more character development, story arcs and improved acting.
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This historic initiative — the largest early childhood intervention in the history of humanitarian response — will reach millions of children in the Syrian response region and Bangladesh with early education, nurturing care, and playful learning —with millions more reached through mass media. It’s an all-out push on a massive scale. Because an investment in these children is an investment in a more peaceful and stable world for everyone.
So what did we have to do with this? Jokes, mainly. Plus some bragging. But mostly jokes.
Actually, we were Consulting Producers on the project. along with the brilliant Diane Kredensor, creator and EP of The Ollie and Moon Show. Our jobs were to help steer the local creative team in bringing the social-emotional curriculum to life. It was a daunting responsibility – our audience is made up of kids who’ve been through some stuff, and the show provides tools to help deal with difficult feelings.
The show is in production now with Jordan Pioneers, and debuts later this fall. More on the initiative here:
The second season of ‘The Magic School Bus Rides Again’ is now streaming on Netflix. Watch them all and experience all kinds of science fun – and discover how the bus gets its magic! Plus, the series has just been nominated for ‘2019 Best Animated Program or Series’ in this years’ Canadian Screen Awards. Bus, do your stuff!
The $18m animated movie we co-wrote, “Troll: A Tale of a Tail” has been released in Europe and is now on the festival circuit.
We just finished writing the second seasons of both 16 Hudson (TVO) and Ollie and Moon (TVO and Netflix), and production is underway!
Plus, production has just begun on another cool new super secret series (stay tuned for details). And we’ve recently been enlisted to work on a project with a few beloved iconic characters we all grew up with, which has been thrilling! So, with some other exciting new things in development, 2019 promises as busy as ever!
Super Duper Deelia is an eleven-year-old dynamo – an opinionated, mismatched-socks-wearing, tomboy hero – who wants to change the world with her superpowers. But it’s actually Deelia’s power of thinking differently that saves the day.
Peter Dodd (Frankenweenie, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Tale of Despereaux, Corpse Bride) and Kristian Kamp direct this Canada/Norway/UK project.
More info here:
300 zillion years in the future a group of strange creatures, each with their own talent for survival, band together not just to survive – but to really live!
Comedy cartoons for kids. Pilot in production now!
Sawyer, 7, with the help of a high-strung dog and a pondful of emergency responders, discovers answers to simple science head-scratchers.
Edjamacation for preschoolers and amphibians.