Cookies & Milk, an original animated collection based totally at the forthcoming center grade novel of the identical name, is in improvement at Disney Television Animation. The debut novel is semi-autobiographical, stimulated through the adolescence of creator and Blues musician Shawn Amos, the son of Wallace “Wally” Amos, Jr. — iconic founding father of the Famous Amos chocolate chip cookie brand.
The challenge is being government produced via Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland of Cinema Gypsy Productions (ABC’s black-ish, 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, upcoming film On a Wing and a Prayer) is co-govt producer and story editor.
“It’s an absolute coup to deliver Shawn Amos’s heartfelt, humorous e book to Disney television screens and, with the guiding imaginative and prescient, credibility and music record of our Cinema Gypsy and Jesse James Films innovative crew, we’re looking forward to telling this genuine and relatable tale approximately belonging, self-acceptance and forgiveness,” said Disney Branded Television President Ayo Davis.
Cinema Gypsy’s Fishburne and Sugland commented, “We’re thrilled to be taking part with Shawn Amos, Ayo Davis and the proficient group at Disney Branded Television. Shawn’s semi-autobiographical novel, Cookies & Milk, is partly based on his personal stories growing up because the son of Wally ‘Famous’ Amos. This funny and heartwarming exploration of summer season a laugh and friendship visible thru the eyes of a younger black boy being raised by his divorced father is full of pleasure, self-discovery and an entire lot of unconditional love.”
The Cookies & Milk teleplay follows the summer time adventures of harmonica-playing center-schooler Ellis Johnson as he begrudgingly facilitates his wildly optimistic and pretty probable magical father open the arena’s first cookie shop in 1970s Hollywood, California.
Wally and Shawn Amos
Jesse James Films currently acquired the rights to the ebook, which acquired a six-determine boost in a two-ebook deal from the publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Cookies & Milk is ready to be posted in Spring 2022.
In a joint statement, Jesse James Films’ Murphy and 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 this sort of beautiful reimagining of his youth in a narrative that we are hoping will universally connect to audiences on and stale the web page.”
“What a dream to peer this Black kid from Hollywood grow to be a Disney individual,” stated creator Amos. “I wrote Cookies & Milk for my son to assist him understand his circle of relatives, his tradition and himself. I wish kids of all hues will see something in their own selves in Ellis. I’m so thankful to Helen, Jesse, and Laurence for championing my tale. I comprehend it’s in precise fingers with them and the deeply creative folks at Disney.”
This collection greenlight marks the second lively mission at Disney for Cinema Gypsy which has a primary appearance deal with 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 legal professionals 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 via manager Adam Robinson at The Rookery, The Gersh Agency and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher LLP. Shawn Amos is represented by using Barnes & Thornburg, LLP.
Disney Television Animation is the animation studio division of Disney Branded Television, which encompasses the creative, production and content advertising teams for the organisation’s television collection, films and other programming throughout stay-movement, lively and unscripted codecs for the Disney+ streaming platform and Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior linear networks.