(March 28, 2017 – Toronto, Canada) – Leading producer and distributor, Portfolio Entertainment is pleased to announce that they have partnered with award-winning and renowned creator, Scott Christian Sava (Animal Crackers, Hyperactive), to develop his graphic novel, Pet Robots, into an animated comedy series for 6-9 year-old audiences. Under the terms of the agreement, Portfolio will hold worldwide distribution, licensing and merchandising rights for the series.
Pet Robots, follows four students who wander off while on a field trip to a toy company and accidentally activate a group of super high-tech robots who follow them home. They soon must team up with their pet robots to save the world from the toymaker who created them.
“With Pet Robots, Sava has created a rich, vibrant world full of wonderful, comical characters, thrilling adventures and a story with plenty of heart,” said Lisa Olfman, Co-Founder and CEO, Portfolio Entertainment. “We look forward to working with Scott and bringing his vision from page to screen.”
Sava is the founder of Blue Dream Studios, responsible for bringing some of the world’s most beloved characters to life in film, television, comics, and games. He recently wrote and directed Animal Crackers, his highly-anticipated 3D animated feature film that debuted at the Annecy Animation Festival in 2017, featuring the star-studded voice talents of John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Ian McKellen, Danny DeVito, Sylvester Stallone, and Raven-Symoné. The film is set to have its worldwide release this summer.
About Portfolio Entertainment
Portfolio Entertainment is a leading media company specializing in the production, distribution and animation of kids and family entertainment for television and digital media content providers worldwide. Portfolio’s most notable projects include The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! (PBS/Treehouse); DOKI (Discovery Kids); and Freaktown (Teletoon). The company’s Toronto headquarters house Portfolio Animation, a creator-driven 2D Harmony animation studio. Its distribution division represents over 1,500 half-hours of animated and live-action programming seen on broadcasting and streaming platforms across 110 markets worldwide. Portfolio was founded by Lisa Olfman and Joy Rosen.
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