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Pangors of Puddle Peak series announced

By www.anbmedia.com    

On the heels of Mercury Filmworks recent announcement to greenlight the development of Bloopy Merps, created by three of its long-tenured employees, the company continues its mission to foster original ideas internally, announcing its second project created by in-house talent, Pangors of Puddle Peak, to develop and produce for global distribution.

Created by the company’s Chief Content Officer, Heath Kenny, imagined from his childhood days growing up in New Zealand, Pangors of Puddle Peak is a 3D CG-animated series for 4-to-6 year- olds that takes on the mystery and wonder of exploring nature and nurturing a rather magical pet. The depth and texture of the 3D environments make this an ideal playground for a child’s imagination.

Puddle Peak is a quaint and cozy coastal town. It’s there that Maddie, a curious 8-year-old with a quirky sense of humor and an unbridled spirit of an explorer, and her friend Max, a cautious boy who has spent most of his life alone with his marine biologist parents in their underwater lab, make a life-changing discovery as they explore the tippy top of Puddle Peak: their world is full of fantastical creatures of all shapes and sizes or, as Maddie likes to call them: pangors!  Pangors are whimsical, fantastical creatures, unseen and unknown and mysterious.  They can be extra big, extra strong, have unexpected abilities and look incredibly unique, like squishing two known creatures together. But it isn’t until Maddie and Max befriend a small pangor named Skwoosh, that they realize that these creatures need their help. Maddie and Max will stop at nothing to help the pangors just as long as they’re home in time for dinner.

Mercury Filmworks appointed award-winning content creators Scott and Julie Stewart (Rev & Roll, Kate & Mim Mim) to develop the bible, and the couple will also serve as writers on the series. The Stewarts began their career in the kids’ business with Gecko Kids, a creative computer studio for children, and Speakeasy FX, which produced animation for multiple clients, including Sesame Workshop’s Emmy-winning Abby’s Flying Fairy School. In 2012 they leveraged both ventures to become full-time content creators.

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