Annecy, June 9th 2014. MIPJunior, MIPCOM: Brown Bag Films and Cyber Group Studios are pleased to announce the development of “Gilbert and Allie”, a CGI series for kids aged six to ten.
Created by Bronagh O’Hanlon, “Gilbert and Allie” is an odd-couple supernatural comedy about the sparks and spells that fly when a teenage girl who just wants to be popular discovers she has extraordinary powers. Unfortunately, those powers can only be harnessed in partnership with an ancient and extremely grumpy magical rabbit who just wants to retire. Gilbert and Allie are both allergic to each other, but together they are magic.
Darragh O’Connell, Creative Director of Brown Bag Films, says, ”Brown Bag Films is focused on developing our own original projects together with high end service work, and ”Gilbert & Allie” has been developed by our in-house team. We are excited to join forces with Cyber Group Studios with whom we share a similar dedication to creative and technological quality and producing projects we really love! ”.
“We have loved this project from the start”, declares Pierre Sissmann, President of Cyber Group Studios, ”the series contains that extra element of craziness that makes great comedies and will appeal to children worldwide who will be able to relate to Allie and her friends. And we are thrilled to ally ourselves to Brown Bag Films, who have over the years brought to life so many worldwide animated hit series”.
“Gilbert and Allie” is in full development in Dublin and Paris with a literary and graphic bible available and scripts underway. An animated trailer of the series will be presented at the upcoming Kidscreen Summit in February 2015.”