Silvergate Media’s Strongest Ever Production Slate hits MIP Jnr led by Hilda
Oct 08, 2019
LONDON, UK – OCTOBER 8, 2019 – International TV production and brand licensing company Silvergate Media is heading into MIP Jnr with its most exciting portfolio of children’s IP to-date, and is ready to expand its high-profile roster of partners to explore opportunities around the globe.
Currently, Silvergate is in production on four brand new properties for top-tier partners including Disney, Nickelodeon, and Netflix. The diverse slate includes the anticipated animated series Monkey with a Tool Belt launching on Netflix in 2020, and Made by Maddie commission for Nickelodeon in 2020.
Multi award-winning series, Hilda, (13 x 22 min episodes) will return for a second series earmarked for Netflix in 2020, after its exceptional debut on Netflix in autumn 2018. Silvergate is inviting expressions of interest from global linear broadcast partners for the first season of Hilda for delivery in 2020. The stunningly animated series is aimed at kids aged 6-11 years and scooped an impressive three Annie Awards including Best Animated Television Production for Children and a Daytime Emmy Award in 2019.
Octonauts, Silvergate’s well-travelled international breakthrough success, is a top priority for the company heading into MIP Jnr. The franchise currently has two new 70-minute movies set to hit Chinese market in 2020, before the IP will undergo a much-anticipated re-fresh in 2021. The brand new Octonauts will be fully realized in an innovative new spin-off series Octonauts: Above and Beyond that combines the high-octane action and stunning creative that has come to define the brand. 156 x 11 minute episodes are currently in production and set for delivery from 2021 through 2024.
Silvergate’s Made by Maddie (40 x 11 min episodes and 4 x 22 min specials) has been commissioned by Nickelodeon and will premiere in fall 2020. The fashion-first series, set in the heart of NYC, features the titular character as a breath-of-fresh air heroine who inspires imaginative thinking, resourcefulness and positivity.
“Strong storytelling, high quality animation and original content are at the heart of everything we do here at Silvergate Media,” explains Waheed Alli, CEO at Silvergate Media. “It’s an extremely exciting time for the company. Be it a full commission, co-production or simply a content licence, Silvergate is open for business. We are looking forward to meeting with existing and new partners at MIPCOM.”
Silvergate rounds out its impressive portfolio with the debuts of three new series that it will be presenting at MIP for the first time:
SuperKitties (52 x 11 min episodes) is for kids 3-6 years and follows the uplifting and exciting adventures of a totally pawsome crack team of fabulous felines trying to make the world a more purr-fect place. Brilliant individually, unbeatable as a team, the group of rescued kitties are at the ready when the Kitty Cat Call is sounded. That’s when they hightail it to their secret cavern, chow down on tuna and power up to become invincible guardians of good.
Super Duper Molly Cooper (40 x 11 min episodes) is currently in development, and targets 2-6 year olds. Set in the South Pacific, the series follows the amazing adventures of Molly Cooper as she discovers the legendary Wonder Island thanks to her homemade flying machine. Along with her little brother and robot friend Zap, it’s the beginning of a wondrous adventure building structures and engineering tools to provide shelter and safety for her new-found friends.
Innards is biology for preschoolers in a short-form series that teaches preschoolers all about the inner-workings of the human body through light hearted and educational comedy. Three vital organs (Heart, Brain & Stomach) work together with a rotating cast of fellow organs to find biologically accurate solutions to the body’s internal conflicts. Real science plays out as goofy situational comedy: when mucus floods, chicken pox invade, or hiccups quake, kids will learn how their innards band together to keep them healthy.