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Amoeba-Themed Series Squish Heads to Russia, Africa


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Squish, an animated comedy from Federation Entertainment’s Cottonwood Media, is slated for broadcast on Gulli channels in Russia and Africa.

Based on best-selling graphic novels, Squish is about the secret life of amoebas. The show, which is geared toward young viewers between the ages of 6 and 11, is currently in production for delivery in the fall. It is due to debut in Russia and Africa on Gulli Girl and Gulli AFRICA, respectively.

David Michel, the managing director of Cottonwood Media and sister distribution company Federation Kids & Family, commented: “We really enjoy creating shows that are both original and funny. Having a microbiology expert adds a very unique twist in that Squish will be the first slapstick comedy that, on top of entertaining, provides the viewers with knowledge about the world of microbes and amoeba. You can’t say that every day!”

Caroline Cochaux, executive director of broadcast and TV programs for France and international at Lagardère Active, added: “Developing our Russia and Africa services are key to our global, long-term development. Adding a signature comedy series such as Squish to these channels will help in a big way.”



About Joanna Padovano Tong

Joanna Padovano Tong is the managing editor of World Screen. She can be reached at jpadovano@worldscreen.com.

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