British Columbia, Canada-based film prodco and finance group Bron Studios has launched an independent animation studio. Bron Animation will develop and produce original kids animated IP for television and film with an emphasis on absurd, edgy comedy that parents will also enjoy. The first project in production is Mighty Mighty Monsters, based on the book series written and created by Sean Patrick O’Reilly.
Mighty Mighty Monsters revolves around a group of classic movie monster kids—Frankenstein, Dracula and Wolfman—who are expelled from monster school and sent to a human immersion program at a “normal” human middle school where they come face to face with terrifying tween culture. The property is being produced in HD in 2 x 44-minute specials, Halloween Havoc and New Fears Eve.
Leading the company as creative directors are Gil Rimmer, who was most recently with Electronic Arts as production designer, and Ben Burden Smith who joined the company from Goldtooth Creative where he was associate creative director.
Mighty Mighty Monsters was developed by Rimmer and Burden Smith with a teleplay written by Scott Olezskowicz (Wingin’ It, Overruled, and Baxter).
Toronto based Shaftesbury Sales Company and its Los Angeles based subsidiary Shaftesbury U.S., will lead the worldwide sales on Mighty Mighty Monsters. Industry veteran Michael Taylor is serving as a Co-Executive Producer, consulting on the Canadian broadcast/distribution strategy.