LONDON – Leading kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE, has announced a deal with Turner’s Boomerang for maverick slapstick comedy series Take it Easy Mike produced by renowned French producer TeamTO.
With photorealistic visuals, the series of 78 x 7’ dialogue free shorts in the style of Tom & Jerry-meets-silly pet videos is set to air internationally on Boomerang (in addition to Turner Kids channels Cartoon Network, Boing and POGO in select markets) from late 2018 and follows pre-sales to France Télévisions and SUPER RTL by TeamTO earlier this year.
At the heart of the series is Mike, a refined pug with boundless energy and sophisticated tastes who’s set on seducing Cindy, the lovely neighbour’s dog. Sadly, his plans never seem to work out as a bunch of trouble-makers always interfere. Freddy and Mercury the racoons, Fluffy the cutest kitten and the turtle trio have a knack of showing up at the worst possible moments dragging Mike into a series of unforeseen twists and turns!
Take it Easy Mike is produced by TeamTO with Canada’s Digital Dimension. CAKE handles worldwide distribution (excluding France, Germany and China).
CCO & Managing Director, Ed Galton from CAKE said, “‘Boomerang have had great success with non-dialogue comedies and Take it Easy Mike, with its distinctive ‘cast’, unique visuals, technical sophistication and off-the-wall humour is sure to be a big hit with families all round the world.”
Cecilia Persson, VP of Programming & Content Strategy, Turner EMEA Kids, Acquisitions & Co-Productions International said: “This international acquisition continues our strategy to build a strong pipeline of content for Boomerang, with shows that are rooted in multi-generational, comedy animation true to the channel. Take it Easy Mike also marks our latest investment in European-produced content, which we’ve increased by around 30% compared to last year.”