The media division of book publisher Scholastic has added a trio of book-based animated series to its pipeline—Eva the Owlet (working title), Blizz Richards: Legendary Creatures Protection League and Mama Lion.
Eva the Owlet is based on a series of Owl Diaries books that have more than three million copies in print and are translated into eight languages. The 3D/CGI-animated preschool series will feature a school-readiness curriculum. It follows along as a creative little owl named Eva Wingdale hosts her own DIY videos and teaches viewers how to make their own crafts. Dublin’s Brown Bag Films is on board to help with the animation production.
Blizz Richards is inspired by Kevin Sherry’s book series The Yeti Files and will be adapted as an animated half-hour comedy for kids ages seven to 11, with stories that bring kids into a super-secret world where a Yeti, an elf and a gremlin go on mythical adventures.
Finally, Jon J. Muth’s Mama Lion Wins the Race is being turned into a 2D/3D animated series for preschoolers starring twins Allie and Evan, who imagine a world of stuffed animals come to life.
This latest news comes as Scholastic is gearing up for the launch of the Clifford The Big Red Dog reboot on Amazon Prime Video and PBS Kids next fall. And it was recently announced that 9 Story will handle global distribution of the series.