Cookies & Milk: A Brand New Animated Series Primarily Based On The Imminent Ebook The Disney Driven Life
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“Cookies & Milk,” an authentic animated collection based at the forthcoming center grade novel of the identical name by way of Shawn Amos, is in development at Disney Branded Television’s animation studio, Disney Television Animation. The government producers are Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland of Cinema Gypsy Productions (ABC’s “black-ish” and Disney Channel’s upcoming “Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur“), Jesse Murphy and James Sears Bryant of Jesse James Films, and Shawn Amos. Brian Egeston (“The Game,” the imminent film “On A Wing and A Prayer”) is set as co-government producer and tale editor.
The debut novel is semi-autobiographical, stimulated with the aid of the youth of Shawn Amos, a blues musician and the son of iconic Wallace “Wally” Amos Jr., founder of the Famous Amos chocolate chip cookie brand.
In making the statement, Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television, stated, “It’s an absolute coup to deliver Shawn Amos’ heartfelt, humorous book to Disney tv monitors and, with the guiding imaginative and prescient, credibility and song file of our Cinema Gypsy and Jesse James Films innovative crew, we’re looking ahead to telling this actual and relatable story about belonging, self-acceptance and forgiveness.”
Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland of Cinema Gypsy stated, “We’re pleased to be taking part with Shawn Amos, Ayo Davis and the talented crew at Disney Branded Television. Shawn’s semi-autobiographical novel, ‘Cookies & Milk,’ is partially based on his personal reviews growing up as the son of Wally ‘Famous’ Amos. This humorous and heartwarming exploration of summer a laugh and friendship, seen through the eyes of a younger Black boy being raised by using his divorced father, is full of pleasure, self-discovery and a whole lot of unconditional love.”
The “Cookies & Milk” teleplay follows the summer time adventures of harmonica-playing middle schooler Ellis Johnson as he begrudgingly helps his wildly constructive and pretty in all likelihood magical father open the world’s first cookie save in 1970s Hollywood, California.
Jesse James Films these days obtained the rights to the e book, which received a six-parent advance in a two-book deal from the writer Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. “Cookies & Milk” is ready to be published in Spring 2022.
In a joint declaration, Jesse Murphy and James Sears Bryant said, “We are so excited to have found the proper domestic for this display with Disney Television Animation, Laurence and Helen. Shawn has created the sort of beautiful reimagining of his adolescence in a narrative that we are hoping will universally connect with audiences on and stale the page.”
Shawn Amos said, “What a dream to see this Black child from Hollywood turn out to be a Disney character. I wrote ‘Cookies & Milk’ for my son to assist him recognize his circle of relatives, his way of life and himself. I desire youngsters of all hues will see some thing of their own selves in Ellis. I’m so thankful to Helen, Jesse and Laurence for championing my story. I are aware of it’s in appropriate arms with them and the deeply creative folks at Disney.”
This series greenlight marks the second one animated task at Disney for Cinema Gypsy, which has a primary-look cope with ABC Signature and is in manufacturing on “Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” for Disney Channel.
Laurence Fishburne and Cinema Gypsy Productions are represented by using CAA, Landmark Artists Management, and lawyers Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein Lezcano Bobb & Dang. Jesse James Films is represented through 3 Arts Entertainment and Crowe & Dunlevy. Brian Egeston is represented with the aid of supervisor Adam Robinson at The Rookery, The Gersh Agency and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher LLP. Shawn Amos is represented via Barnes & Thornburg, LLP.