(February 28, 2013 – Vancouver, Canada) – Vancouver-based animation studio Slap Happy Cartoons Inc. has secured a commission from British Columbia’s KNOWLEDGE NETWORK for the production of a series of animated shorts featuring their endearing characters LUNA, CHIP, AND INKIE.
Every day from 6 am to 6 pm, Knowledge Network broadcasts the best and brightest shows for kids, completely commercial-free. To help guide parents and children through this world of content, they’ve created vibrant animated environments resembling British Columbia’s natural beauty. And at the heart of Knowledge Kids live LUNA, CHIP and INKIE – three unique, playful, and quirky young animal characters who learn through play as they explore and discover the world around them.
“As a father of two young kids, I know first-hand how funny and engaging LUNA, CHIP and INKIE are.” said Josh Mepham, Partner at Slap Happy Cartoons. “We’re honored Knowledge Kids has entrusted us with expanding their world, and in helping to provide preschoolers a safe place to learn, explore and be entertained.”
“Slap Happy has good experience working with brand characters and bringing them to life,” said Lisa Purdy, Director, Knowledge Kids. “We’re excited to work with them to grow the personalities of our brand mascots, and look forward to sharing more Luna, Chip and Inkie with British Columbia’s youngest viewers.”
SLAP HAPPY CARTOONS INC. has offices in Vancouver, B.C. and Los Angeles, Calif. Founded by top animation professionals Kathy Rocchio, Greg Sullivan, Josh Mepham and Vito Viscomi, Slap Happy Cartoons works with a global base of clients, which include development partners Comedy Central, Kids WB!, DHX Media, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Disney XD, and YTV. With a wealth of experience from working on award-winning animation productions, the founders launched Slap Happy Cartoons to realize their shared vision and passion for creating original, funny – and sometimes twisted – cartoons for both kids and adults. Visit Slap Happy at www.SlapHappyCartoons.com.
British Columbia’s KNOWLEDGE NETWORK is where stories live that speak to our time. A viewer-supported public broadcaster, Knowledge Network offers commercial-free creative documentaries, arts and culture, and children’s programs from Canada and around the world. Knowledge: Kids is a safe, trusted environment for young viewers, offering “good fun” that sparks a child’s imagination and love of learning. Knowledge Network plays a vital role in supporting the independent production community in B.C. through the commissioning of broadcast and digital interactive content.