London-based Awesome Media & Entertainment, founded by Canadian-born creator, author and screenwriter Jeff Norton and award-winning Welsh studio Cloth Cat Animation have entered into an agreement to co-develop book property Stomp School for television.
Stomp School is the debut picture book of award-winning author and writer-producer Jeff Norton. It has been illustrated by Leo Antolini and was published in August last by Caterpillar Books to rave reviews.
Said Norton, “I’m thrilled that Stomp School has found a nurturing home in Cloth Cat Animation, a creatively-driven company that will bring this eccentric cast of characters to life.”
Jon Rennie, Managing Director of Cloth Cat Animation added, “We’re delighted to work with Jeff to develop Stomp School as an animated series. The book immediately caught our imaginations when Jeff first pitched it to us and we know it will make for a fun, energetic series for both kids and their parents, who have themselves grown up with kaiju stories!”
The book stars Rikki, a little kaiju who just loves to build things. Kaiju is a Japanese word that has come to mean giant monster.
Stomp School is about having fun and being yourself; it takes the conceit of the city-stomping kaiju monster and flips the expectations on its head.
The first book explores the anxiety of going to school and presents a positive fatherly role model.