Thirty-episode commission of new original 2D animated children’s show marks first collaboration between two companies from the Sphere Media Group
BGM Inc. and Oasis Animation have announced a major commission for their new animated series, Riley Rocket (30 x 11 mins).
The TVOkids Original show is aimed at a ‘bridge audience’ of five- to seven-year-olds. The exec producers are Bruno Dubé for Sphere Media; Marlo Miazga, Sean Connolly and Andrea Griffith for BGM; and Jacques Bilodeau and Isabelle Bilodeau for Oasis Animation. Marney Malabar, Director of Kids TV at TVO will also executive-produce the series for the Canadian media and learning organization. The project is a multi-partner collaboration, with participation from Société Radio-Canada, Knowledge Network, TFO, the Shaw Rocket Fund, the Canada Media Fund and Quebecor Fund.
An original creation from award-winning composers and producers Matthew Gerrard and Mladen Alexander from Mojumbi Entertainment, Riley Rocket is an animated series that follows the musical adventures of Riley and her friends Alex and Theo who, in between performing in their band, morph into superheroes to save their hometown of Greenville from disaster. Riley has a special superpower: her awe-inspiring rocket-powered wheelchair. She’s always ready to jump into action to prove how an ordinary kid can do extraordinary things — with a little help, a lot of heart and a can-do attitude.
Matthew Gerrard is a composer and producer for international stars including Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyus, Cher and Hilary Duff. He has contributed songs to the multiple platinum soundtracks for Hannah Montana Seasons 1,2 and 3 and the blockbuster High School Musical franchise. His theme song for Dora and Friends: Into the City won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Song!
Mladen Alexander is a producer, songwriter and guitarist who has contributed to numerous hit records and has written music for television and film such as Disney’s Pixel Perfect, Degrassi and the award winning and critically acclaimed Matthew Sheppard Story.