The 52 x 11 minute animated comedy, aimed at ages 6-9, was co-created by Colin Williams of Sixteen South and children’s author and illustrator Alex T. Smith. It is slated for delivery in Spring 2022, with production taking place in Northern Ireland, France and China, and the show will air on France Télévisions and as a Tencent Video original on Tencent. Children in China.
Sixteen South Rights manages the worldwide distribution rights for the series outside of France and China.
The series follows a gang of five unlikely heroes: the hyperactive bunny Maggie, eccentric inventor Flo the chicken, the bon vivant pig Clive, the excitable but uncertain lamb Billy, and the enigmatic egg Jo d’Oeuf. Desperate to escape their mundane farm life, the team will help any animal with any problem.
Seize South is at the origin of shows including Lily Driftwood Bay, as well as several other children’s co-productions, such as Pajanimals, avec The Jim Henson Company, Big little, with Kindle Entertainment and Sesame tree, with Atelier Sésame.
“Heroes come in all different shapes and sizes and The coop troop show that you don’t need to be privileged or have special powers to be one – you can be an everyday hero just by being yourself, ”commented Colin Williams, showrunner at Sixteen South .
“We are truly thrilled to team up with such powerful partners as Tencent Video, France Televisions and Technicolor on our first super deluxe 3D CGI comedy for older kids. ”