Disney + has commissioned the Snipple studio, based in the Philippines and UK, as an animation production partner for the upcoming Disney Television Animation series. The proud family: stronger and more proud.
The animated family sitcom is a rebirth of the Disney Channel series The proud family which lasted from 2001 to 2005. Billy Porter, (Pose), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) and EJ Johnson (Wealthy Children of Beverley Hills) were announced this week as joining the cast, alongside original series actors such as Kyla Pratt and Tommy Davidson, with the show picking up the story of Penny Proud and her crazy family.
The series is currently in production at Disney Television Animation for a 2022 launch on the streamer, with Bruce W Smith and Ralph Farquhar helming the original show, returning to executive production.
Snipple appointed former Disney executive Tom Toumazis as non-executive chairman in March. His arrival followed the launch of Snipple’s new original content division, backed by a £ 6million (US $ 8million) investment from BGF, which London CEO Kaine Patel told TBI as an “eight year dream”.
Original ongoing projects include Peeled shrimp and shaved mutton, an action-adventure comedy series aimed at 6-12 year olds; Snö, a series of magical adventures for 4-7 year olds and Trippin ‘, an over 18-year-old comedy series based on an extremely offensive, high-octane American road trip.
The commission for The proud family: stronger and more proud comes as Snipple turns 10eanniversary, with the company also recently renewed to continue its work on DreamWorks Animation The powerfuls.
“I have absolutely loved growing our business and have built great relationships with some of the world’s largest networks along the way,” Patel commented. “We have developed an approach to animation centered on our employees, quality, communication and delivery, which allows us to turn to a wide variety of projects.”