“Cookies & Milk,” an unique lively collection primarily based at the drawing close center-grade novel of the identical call by way of Shawn Amos, is in improvement at Disney Branded Television’s animation studio, Disney Television Animation. The executive 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 upcoming film “On A Wing and A Prayer“) is about as co-govt manufacturer and tale editor.
The debut novel is semi-autobiographical, stimulated by using the early life of Shawn Amos, a blues musician and the son of iconic Wallace “Wally” Amos Jr., founder of the Famous Amos chocolate chip cookie logo.
In making the statement, Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television, said, “It’s an absolute coup to carry Shawn Amos’ heartfelt, humorous e book to Disney tv screens and, with the guiding vision, credibility, and track document of our Cinema Gypsy and Jesse James Films innovative team, we’re looking ahead to telling this authentic and relatable story about belonging, self-attractiveness, and forgiveness.”
Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland of Cinema Gypsy said, “We’re pleased to be participating with Shawn Amos, Ayo Davis, and the proficient group at Disney Branded Television. Shawn’s semi-autobiographical novel, ‘Cookies & Milk,’ is in part primarily based on his personal reports growing up as the son of Wally ‘Famous’ Amos. This humorous and heartwarming exploration of summer time fun and friendship, visible through the eyes of a younger Black boy being raised by his divorced father, is complete of joy, self-discovery, and a whole lot of unconditional love.”
The “Cookies & Milk” teleplay follows the summer time adventures of harmonica-gambling center schooler Ellis Johnson as he begrudgingly allows his wildly constructive and quite probable magical father open the arena’s first cookie save in 1970s Hollywood, California.
Jesse James Films recently received the rights to the book, which received a six-determine improve in a two-e-book deal from the writer Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. “Cookies & Milk” is set to be posted in Spring 2022.
In a joint assertion, Jesse Murphy and James Sears Bryant stated, “We are so excited to have located the proper domestic for this display with Disney Television Animation, Laurence and Helen. Shawn has created the sort of lovely reimagining of his formative years in a story that we are hoping will universally hook up with audiences on and stale the page.”
Shawn Amos stated, “What a dream to see this Black youngster from Hollywood become a Disney character. I wrote ‘Cookies & Milk‘ for my son to help him recognize his own family, his way of life, and himself. I hope youngsters of all colorations will see some thing of their own selves in Ellis. I’m so grateful to Helen, Jesse, and Laurence for championing my story. I understand it’s in precise hands with them and the deeply innovative parents at Disney.”
This series greenlight marks the second one lively challenge at Disney for Cinema Gypsy, which has a primary-look deal with ABC Signature and is in manufacturing on “Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” for Disney Channel.