Disney Growing ‘cookies & Milk’ Lively Collection Based On Shawn Amos Novel – Disney Plus Informer
“Cookies & Milk,” an unique animated series based on the forthcoming center grade novel of the same name via 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 approaching movie “On A Wing and A Prayer”) is set as co-executive producer and tale editor.
The debut novel is semi-autobiographical, inspired 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 logo.
In making the assertion, Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television, stated, “It’s an absolute coup to convey Shawn Amos’ heartfelt, funny e book to Disney tv monitors and, with the guiding imaginative and prescient, credibility and track report of our Cinema Gypsy and Jesse James Films innovative group, we’re looking forward to telling this authentic and relatable story about belonging, self-recognition and forgiveness.”
Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland of Cinema Gypsy said, “We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Shawn Amos, Ayo Davis and the talented team at Disney Branded Television. Shawn’s semi-autobiographical novel, ‘Cookies & Milk,’ is partially primarily based on his personal reviews growing up as the son of Wally ‘Famous’ Amos. This funny and heartwarming exploration of summer amusing and friendship, seen through the eyes of a young Black boy being raised by using his divorced father, is complete of joy, self-discovery and a whole lot of unconditional love.”
The “Cookies & Milk” teleplay follows the summer adventures of harmonica-playing middle schooler Ellis Johnson as he begrudgingly enables his wildly optimistic and quite in all likelihood magical father open the world’s first cookie store in 1970s Hollywood, California.
Jesse James Films lately acquired the rights to the book, which obtained a six-parent improve in a -book deal from the publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. “Cookies & Milk” is about to be posted in Spring 2022.
In a joint announcement, Jesse Murphy and James Sears Bryant stated, “We are so excited to have observed the proper domestic for this display with Disney Television Animation, Laurence and Helen. Shawn has created this type of stunning reimagining of his early life in a narrative that we are hoping will universally hook up with audiences on and stale the web page.”
Shawn Amos said, “What a dream to see this Black kid from Hollywood become a Disney man or woman. I wrote ‘Cookies & Milk’ for my son to assist him apprehend his own family, his culture and himself. I wish children of all hues will see some thing in their own selves in Ellis. I’m so grateful to Helen, Jesse and Laurence for championing my story. I understand it’s in accurate arms with them and the deeply innovative parents at Disney.”
This series greenlight marks the second animated challenge at Disney for Cinema Gypsy, which has a first-appearance 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 through CAA, Landmark Artists Management, and legal professionals Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein Lezcano Bobb & Dang. Jesse James Films is represented by 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 by Barnes & Thornburg, LLP.