La Cabane Productions, the French company founded in 2015 by Perrine Gauthier and her partners, has signed agreements with French network CANAL+ and leading international kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE for the development of the CGI adventure and comedy series Mush-Mush and the Mushables.
Aimed at the upper preschool audience (4-7 years), Mush-Mush is intended for CANAL+’s channels Piwi+ and Canal+ Family. VRT-Ketnet has also confirmed its interest in coproducing Mush-Mush in Dutch-speaking Belgium, while RTS (French-speaking Switzerland) and RTBF-OUFtivi (French- speaking Belgium) have confirmed their intention to pre-buy the show. CAKE joins the project as co-producer and international distributor and discussions are already in progress with European and international buyers. Production is foreseen to begin at the start of 2018 with delivery starting early 2019.
Mush-Mush and the Mushables follows the forest adventures of Mush-Mush, his best friends Chep and Lilit and the rest of the Mushable community, as they explore, grow and discover just how fun and wild life can be. Mushables are the Guardians of the Forest, and each member has a special talent or ability – while Mush-Mush can communicate with nature, Chep has a huge memory and Lilit lights up and glows – all of this in theory at least, as they all still have a lot to learn! Mush-Mush and the Mushables tells this through an exciting journey of self-discovery, adventure, comedy and mush mush more!
Mush-Mush and the Mushables (52 x 11’) was created by Belgian artist Elfriede de Rooster, and is a co-development between La Cabane Productions and Thuristar, the Belgian company headed by Joeri Christiaen.
Sophie Boé, Director of Coproductions and Presales Children’s, CANAL+ Group: “CANAL+ is looking forward to this new partnership with talented producers Perrine Gauthier and Joeri Christiaen. This original community brings children to the heart of a lush forest full of mysteries; surprises, laughter and woodland adventures are guaranteed!”
Perrine Gauthier, Producer, La Cabane: “We are thrilled that the strong enthusiasm that Mush- Mush sparked at Cartoon Forum has now materialized into exciting partnerships with both CANAL+ and CAKE and further commitment from key broadcasters in Belgium and Switzerland.”
Tom van Waveren, CEO & Creative Director, CAKE: “We are delighted to be working with La Cabane and Thuristar on this little gem charmingly named Mush-Mush and the Mushables, which puts community, wonder and friendship at the heart of its world. These are values we feel have merit in being promoted and certainly when done with this much talent and creativity, and a smile never far away.”