Teletoon boards Cottonwood’s Squish

Kids-logo-460_2SQUISH CottonwoodCanadian kids channel Teletoon has come onboard Squish, the new 52x11mins animated comedy from France’s Cottonwood Media and Toronto’s Shaftesbury.

Teletoon has confirmed a development deal for the show, while French channel Gulli, which previously had joined the development, has ramped up its participation to a prebuy.

“Cottonwood’s raison d’être is to produce premium content for global channels and having a top North American partner such as Teletoon reaffirms this goal,” said Cottonwood founder David Michel.

Squish is set to deliver in 2017. Aimed at 6-11s, it follows the secret school life on tiny amoebas living in the “cutthroat world of single cell organisms”, and is based on graphic novels from Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm.

Squish has already succeeded in entertaining kids in Canada through its graphic novels and we are thrilled to develop this concept for Teletoon,” said the channel’s director of content, Athena Georgaklis. “We look forward to joining this list of talented writers and producers to bring these stories to life.”

Cottonwood, which is part of Federation Entertainment, bagged rights to Squish after launching in 2014.