“Cookies & Milk,” an authentic animated series based on the coming near near center grade novel of the equal name by way of Shawn Amos, is in development at Disney Branded Television’s animation studio, Disney Television Animation.
The executive manufacturers 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 approaching movie “On A Wing and A Prayer”) is set as co-government manufacturer and tale editor.
The debut novel is semi-autobiographical, inspired by means of the adolescence of Shawn Amos, a blues musician and THE SON of iconic Wallace “Wally” Amos Jr., founder of the Famous Amos chocolate chip cookie emblem.
In making the assertion, Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television, stated, “It’s an absolute coup to deliver Shawn Amos’ heartfelt, humorous e book to Disney tv screens and, with the guiding vision, credibility and music document of our Cinema Gypsy and Jesse James Films innovative group, we are searching ahead to telling this genuine and relatable story approximately belonging, self-reputation 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 partly based on his own stories developing 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 young Black boy being raised by using his divorced father, is full of joy, self-discovery and an entire lot of unconditional love.”
The “Cookies & Milk” teleplay follows the summer season adventures of harmonica-gambling middle schooler Ellis Johnson as he begrudgingly facilitates his wildly positive and pretty possibly magical father open the world’s first cookie shop in 1970s Hollywood, California.
Jesse James Films lately acquired the rights to the e book, which acquired a six-determine boost in a -e book deal from the publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. “Cookies & Milk” is about to be posted in Spring 2022.
In a joint declaration, Jesse Murphy and James Sears Bryant said, “We are so excited to have discovered the right home for this display with Disney Television Animation, Laurence and Helen. Shawn has created the sort of lovely reimagining of his early life in a story that we are hoping will universally hook up with audiences on and off the page.”
Shawn Amos stated, “What a dream to peer this Black kid from Hollywood turn out to be a Disney character. I wrote ‘Cookies & Milk’ for my son to help him recognize his own family, his way of life and himself. I desire children of all colorations will see something 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 desirable fingers with them and the deeply innovative folks at Disney.”
This series greenlight marks the second lively undertaking at Disney for Cinema Gypsy, which has a primary-look address ABC Signature and is in production on “Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” for Disney Channel.
Laurence Fishburne and Cinema Gypsy Productions are represented by CAA, Landmark Artists Management, and lawyers Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein Lezcano Bobb & Dang. Jesse James Films is represented by using three Arts Entertainment and Crowe & Dunlevy. Brian Egeston is represented through manager Adam Robinson at The Rookery, The Gersh Agency and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher LLP. Shawn Amos is represented via Barnes & Thornburg, LLP.
Cinema Gypsy Productions, led via Helen Sugland and famend actor Laurence Fishburne, become founded in 2000 with an eye fixed in the direction of growing initiatives that spotlight cultural, racial and gender diversity issues in America. They are the Executive Producers of “black-ish,” the Emmy-nominated and NAACP Award-prevailing ABC display, as well as its spinoffs, “Grown-ish” and “Mixed-ish.” In 2017, Cinema Gypsy Productions produced the hit podcast collection, “Bronzeville,” about Chicago’s center of Black way of life within the 1940s.
It also produced numerous nominated and award-winning projects which include: “Thurgood” (HBO), “Five Fingers” (Lionsgate), “Akeelah and the Bee” (Lionsgate), “Once inside the Life” (Lionsgate), “Always Out Numbered” (HBO), “Hoodlum” (United Artists), “Miss Evers Boys” (HBO), “Madiba” (BET) and “Snowy Day” (Amazon Studios). Its subsequent undertaking is Marvel’s “Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur,” an lively series based on the popular comedian e book collection, which lately finished manufacturing on season 1 to greatest in early 2023.
Jesse Murphy and James Sears Bryant based Jesse James Films, a manufacturing entity that specializes in bringing engaging highbrow property to the display screen with an emphasis on variety-driven content. Murphy become previously THE HEAD of improvement overseeing Marlon Wayans’ and Rick Alvarez’s term deal at Universal Television. Bryant is the founding accomplice of the National Litigation Law Group (NLLG) and previous President of ProServ Basketball – a division of ProServ.
Disney Branded Television encompasses the creative storytellers and manufacturing and content marketing teams accountable for Disney-branded tv series, films and different programming spanning stay-movement, animated and unscripted formats. The institution fuels the Disney+ streaming platform and Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior linear networks with content material geared closer to children, tweens, young adults and families, with stories which might be resourceful, aspirational and reflective of their international and experiences.
Projects include: “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder,” “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “Monsters at Work,” “The Mysterious Benedict Society” and “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends.” Disney Branded Television has created some of the most iconic and award-winning properties and franchises, such as Peabody Award winners “Doc McStuffins” and “The Owl House”; Emmy Award winners “Big City Greens” and “Elena of Avalor”; the liked “Mickey Mouse” caricature shorts plus the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) franchise, comprised of greater than one hundred titles.