Thunderbird Entertainment’s Atomic Cartoons has optioned the rights to develop and produce an animated TV series based on Princesses Wear Pants, the New York Times bestselling book series written by Today Show c0-anchor Savannah Guthrie (pictured) and Allison Oppenheim.
Guthrie and Oppenheim will be billed as creators and executive producers on the show, with Drew Barrymore (also an EP) and her Flower Films studio attached. Thunderbird CEO Jennifer McCarron and Matthew Berkowitz will executive-produce on behalf of Atomic. The announcement was made this morning by Guthrie and Barrymore on NBC’s Today Show
Princesses Wear Pants is about Princess Penelope Pineapple and her friends, and encourages children to be brave, ambitious and unafraid to make a difference (all while wearing dresses and tiaras, if they want to). The lead book in the series was published in September 2017 by Abrams Books, followed by sequel Princesses Save the World this month.