Kelowna, BC based Yeti Farm Creative has joined forces with Swampy Marsh’s (Phineas and Ferb) Surfer Jack Productions to provide production services for season 2 on Amazon Prime Video’s and Alcon Television Group’s pre-school hit, Pete The Cat. Based on Eric Litwin’s beloved children’s books with illustrations by James Dean and featuring the voices and music of Elvis Costello and Diana Krall, Yeti will handle animation production for 52×11 minute episodes, working in tandem with the Surfer Jack creative team, who are providing pre and post production in Los Angeles.
Yeti Farm is currently in production on two Nelvana productions; Season 2 of Sony’s Hotel Transylvania for Disney Channel Worldwide and Matt Wexler’s DNAce for Teletoon. To accommodate increasing demand for their services, Yeti Farm has expanded into an additional floor of its current location, encompassing 11,000 square feet, in the heart of Kelowna’s downtown heritage district. The multi platform 2D and 3D studio is currently on track to reach a capacity of 200 artists in house by the end of 2019.
“We are inspired by the quality of productions and talent that we have been able to attract to Yeti Farm Creative since joining forces last year”, said Frank Saperstein, Partner, Yeti Farm Creative. “Joining with the tremendously talented teams at Surfer Jack, Amazon and Alcon on Pete The Cat is the perfect next step in Yeti’s growth and maturity.”
Yeti Farm Creative has expanded its original IP development footprint to include both live action and animation, bringing the Jon Izen (Dr. Dimensionpants) created pre-school animated musical series Sweet Tweets and tween live action docu-dramedy, Kick Flip to Kidscreen. Sweet Tweets is based on the successful series of internet musical shorts with one million plus views. Yeti Farm partners Ashley Ramsay, Frank Saperstein and Jay Surridge will be attending Kidscreen pursuing service work, coproduction and broadcast partnerships.
ABOUT YETI FARM CREATIVE
Founded in 2007, Yeti Farm Creative, has built a stellar reputation for creativity, quality and service, as one of British Columbia’s premier and highly sought after 2D and CG animation and post production service studios. In addition to its expanding services division, Yeti is nurturing a growing roster of original and ambitious intellectual properties in both live action and animation. Operating out of its newly expanded 11,000 sqf state of the art studio in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, the studio provides script to screen production services to leading global studios and iconic brands including Amazon Prime, Corus/Nelvana, 9 Story Media Group, Thunderbird Entertainment, Mondo Media and Electronic Arts.
ABOUT ALCON TELEVISION GROUP
Alcon Television Group is an independently owned television studio and production company based in Los Angeles. Founded in 2012 as a division of Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group finances, develops, produces and distributes a diverse slate of scripted content with global market appeal for distribution on premium subscription networks, digital platforms and major cable and broadcast networks.
Alcon Television Group’s upcoming projects include season four of the critically acclaimed epic space series The Expanse, currently in production and slated for release via Amazon Studios in 2019; the animated children’s series Pete the Cat, a co-production with Amazon Studios based on the best-selling children’s book series which returns for season two later this year following the popular holiday special Pete The Cat: A Very Groovy Christmas; and Blade Runner – Black Lotus, a highly-anticipated anime series developed in partnership with Adult Swim and Crunchyroll inspired by Alcon’s Oscar-winning feature Blade Runner 2049.
Past projects for Alcon Television Group include the Grammy award-winning and 5-time Emmynominated HBO documentary series The Defiant Ones which chronicled the divergent roots and unlikely partnership of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. The Company’s first co-production was the Emmy-nominated documentary Sinatra: All or Nothing at All for HBO from Oscar winning director Alex Gibney. The intimate portrait of Sinatra as a singer, actor, father, husband and philanthropist remains one of HBO’s most successful shows in the 50+ demographic.