Silvergate Media Unveils Strongest Year Ever for Content Production Slate
- Silvergate Media to Produce Preschool Animated Series Fashion Ally for Nickelodeon
- Commission Secured for Boys’ Construction Comedy Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt
- Series Six of Silvergate Media’s Octonauts Dives into Production
- Two Kids’ Films Greenlit for Theatrical Release in China
LONDON, UK – April 9, 2018 – International TV production and brand licensing company Silvergate Media unveils details of its rapidly expanding kids’ animation production slate – buoyed by high-profile commissions with Nickelodeon and Netflix, alongside new content for its global hit series Octonauts – that marks the company’s most extensive and diverse line-up since being established in 2011.
In its third standalone commission from Silvergate Media, Nickelodeon has ordered new preschool animated series, Fashion Ally (working title).
Created by Silvergate Media’s EVP of Creative Content, Paula Rosenthal (Sunny Day and Peter Rabbit), the show is set in the heart of New York and follows a little girl, Ally, with big ideas and a passion for fashion. Ally makes everything around her a bit brighter, bolder and more brilliant, turning every problem into a positive with the perfect fashion solution. 40 x 23’ episodes are planned to premiere on Nickelodeon.
As previously announced, Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt is a fast paced, action packed, construction comedy for pre-school boys. Set in Blunderburg, the show follows the adventures of Chico and Team Bon Bon, the fix-it force that dedicates it’s time to rescue the mechanically challenged metropolis from its many mishaps. Chico is the owner of an awesome tool belt and when he rolls up his sleeves to solve a problem, Chico’s mind goes into nonstop discovery mode, spouting out endless ways to create, repair, and explore. Fixing things has never been so much fun!
The series, executive produced by Silvergate Media’s EVP of Creative Content Kurt Mueller (Octonauts and Hilda), is currently in production (44 x 11’) for a 2020 debut on Netflix. Silvergate Media is now commencing discussions for terrestrial sales of the show.
Silvergate Media also continues to ramp up its own content offering announcing that the sixth series of its hit global preschool show, Octonauts, is now in production. 52 x 11’ episodes and will roll-out globally from 2020. This new installment will be a significant step change for the established franchise – introducing new environments, new characters and a new fleet of vehicles.
In a further boost to its content pipeline, Silvergate Media is producing two new 60 minute kids’ films for theatrical release in China.
“Silvergate Media is now a significant creative force in preschool TV and is building its production slate in the broader children’s market” explains Waheed Alli, CEO at Silvergate Media. We have had smash hits in the USA, China, Europe and Australia with more on its way.”
Alongside these new developments, Silvergate Media continues in production with content for its existing commissions. These include Hilda, an animated adventure series for kids aged 6-11 years that is gearing up to debut on Netflix this Autumn, and Sunny Day, a preschool girls animation that premiered on Nick Jr. in August 2017, where Season 2 is now in production.