EXCLUSIVE: Animation outfit Toonz Media Group has acquired rights to make a feature adaptation of the children’s book Santa on a Panda written by Parker Jacobs (Yo Gabba Gabba) of the Dumb Idea Group with Multi-Emmy Award-Winner Brian A. Miller (Steven Universe, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Primal) signed on to produce.
Based on the children’s book and song, Santa on a Panda will be produced by Toonz Media Group. The synopsis reads: With all of Santa’s reindeer missing and Mrs Claus on a one-woman mission to find them before Christmas Eve, Santa must work against all odds and join up with his most extraordinary friend, a flying Panda. Will they make it in time to save Christmas?
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“We are thrilled to join hands with multi-Emmy Award-Winning Brian A. Miller and “Yo Gabba Gabba” fame Parker Jacobs on this exciting project,” said P Jayakumar, Chief Executive Officer of Toonz Media Group. “We are convinced that “Santa On A Panda” has all the ingredients for global recognition and bring more accolades to this award-winning team.”
Brian A. Miller added: “With a talented creator like Parker Jacobs, and terrific partners like P Jayakumar, the Dumb Idea Group and pitch-perfect writing, I know “Santa on a Panda” will reach its full potential harnessed by top-end talent and built on a Christmas wonderland made of equal parts adventure, humor, and heart; it’s a dream to be a part of building this into a time-honored family tradition.”
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