Turner and Cyber Group Studios have joined forces to create a brand-new animated series, currently entitled Taffy, for Turner’s second flagship kids’ channel Boomerang across international markets.
Based on an original creation from Cyber Group Studios and developed with Turner, Taffy follows the non-stop, slapstick extravaganza faced by loyal hound dog, Bentley. His life is turned on its head when Bentley’s billionaire old-lady-owner, Mrs Muchmore, takes in a raccoon called Taffy – an imposter posing as a wide-eyed, fluffy angora cat.
Each instalment sees Bentley try to expose the intruder – while super-clever Taffy handily frames the dog for every one of his exploits and disastrous messes. Whether travelling from Mrs Muchmore’s luxurious mansion, to a five-star cruise, to jet-setting international adventures or visiting the president, mayhem is sure to follow.
The 78×7-minute series, which will be produced in France, will join Boomerang’s line-up of funny, multi-generational shows like Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Mr Bean: The Animated Series and Grizzy and the Lemmings from Q4 2018.
Cecilia Persson, Turner’s Vice President of International Kids Acquisitions and Co-productions, said: “With its classic-look animation style and timeless, slapstick humour, Taffy couldn’t be a more perfect fit for Boomerang. We’re very excited to be working with Cyber Group Studios to produce the show, and further our efforts to build Boomerang as a second flagship kids’ channel with a strong, refreshing pipeline of content.”
Pierre Sissmann, Chairman & CEO, Cyber Group Studios commented: “It is an honour and a thrill for the Cyber Group Studios’ team of artists and authors to be working alongside the Turner International team to develop a new series for Boomerang. I hope this idea we had, Mike de Seve of Baboon Animation and myself, a couple of years ago, of creating this new slapstick character of Taffy, will become a great addition to the line-up of one of the most prestigious cartoon channels in the world.”