CBeebies swims to Calamity Island
UK-based prodcos Famous Flying Films and Mackinnon & Saunders have signed a broadcasting deal with CBeebies for their brand new stop-motion comedy series Calamity Island.
Created by Famous’ founder David Johnson (Koala Brothers), the 52 x seven-minute series is set to air in 2014.
Calamity Island focuses on visual comedy and follows the misadventures of two shipwrecked sailors who are forced to share a tropical island with its inhabitants – namely a pesky penguin.
Puppet-makers Mackinnon & Saunders is the team behind a number of popular kids series including CBBC’s Frankenstein’s Cat and Cbeebies’ Raa Raa the Noisy Lion, as well as films such as Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox and the upcoming Disney feature Frankenweenie.