Independent content creation, distribution and licensing company Epic Story Media Inc (ESM) has started production on animated series Mia & Codie and a second season of Luna, Chip and Inkie: Adventure Rangers Go, with sales for both having launched at the upcoming MIPJr market.
Knowledge Network has commissioned a second season of pre-school series Luna, Chip and Inkie: Adventure Rangers Go (28 x 11’ plus 22’ special) – produced by Epic Story Media, which also manages global sales and licensing on the show. The outdoor adventure animation features original songs in each episode from Emmy-nominated composer Daniel Ingram, who returns for season two – following a successful first season run on both Knowledge Network channel and its companion Knowledge Kids streaming video app. TFO holds French-Canadian rights to the project, which is produced with the support of Shaw Rocket Fund and Canada Media Fund.
Epic Story Media’s preschool coding comedy series from Emmy Award winner Don Moody, Mia & Codie (40 x 4.5’), has been commissioned by TVO, Knowledge Network and TFO. ESM will produce with Relish Studios in Vancouver leading on animation. The series has been informed by research consultants from MIT and curriculum advisors including Dr. Natascha Crandall, and an app is being developed alongside for broadcasters to offer online, so young audiences can interact and begin understanding coding first hand. “Mia & Codie” is written by Shelia Rogerson (Max & Ruby, The Berenstain Bears, Handy Manny) and Renae Ruddock, who also acted as the series Cultural Advisor.
Ken Faier, El Presidente and Founder of Epic Story Media, said: “We’re really proud of our slate this MIPCOM, which is brimming with fun, smart and beautifully made shows for kids. We’re making projects with the best in the business – from award winning creators to MIT consultants – and bringing young viewers entertainment which is both engaging on screen and comes with companion online elements to build the experience out 360 degrees.”