UK-based Platinum Films (Matt Hatter Chronicles) and Bear Grylls Ventures have formed joint-venture YBG Films Limited, which is currently in the works on a new animated series called Young Bear Grylls.
The toon will be based on the escapades and adventures of a young Bear Grylls as he explores the world around him. Edward Michael “Bear” Grylls is known worldwide as a British survivalist through his Discovery Channel show Man Vs Wild (also known as Born Survivor), Running Wild (NBC), The Island with Bear Grylls (Channel 4), Bear Grylls Survival School (ITV, CITV) and Absolute Wild (Chinese TV).
YBG Films will coordinate an international television and merchandising strategy in an effort to establish the series globally.
CITV original Bear Grylls Survival School was recently nominated for Best New Tween Series at the 2016 Kidscreen Awards.