9 Story Media Group has partnered with King Bert Productions to develop and co-produce the 2D animated series The World’s Worst Children.
Based on the popular children’s books written by best-selling author David Walliams, The World’s Worst Children will tell the charmingly repulsive stories of a collection of badly behaved and grubby children. The 52×11-minute animated sketch show is aimed at kids ages 6 to 11.
King Bert and 9 Story’s Brown Bag Films are co-producing the series. 9 Story Distribution International will hold worldwide distribution rights, with 9 Story Brands handling the international merchandising and licensing rights.
Alix Wiseman, senior VP of business development for 9 Story, said: “The World’s Worst Children is a collection of extremely funny stories to suit all ages, and bringing these characters into the fold is a bit of a dream come true for the studio. We’re thrilled to be working with the hugely talented David Walliams and his production company King Bert Productions to spread his infectious brand of humor in this new animated series.”
Walliams commented: “I’m very excited to be working with 9 Story and Brown Bag Films to bring The World’s Worst Children to life as an animated series. Their commitment to storytelling and the quality of their productions is best-in-class, and I look forward to bringing our passions together to create something magical for audiences worldwide.”
Jo Sargent, managing director of King Bert Productions, added: “9 Story is equally as passionate about this series as we are, and working with them to tell these hilarious stories in a new way is going to be incredible. The World’s Worst Children is the perfect collection of stories to translate into animation, and with this extremely powerful partnership, we know we’re going to deliver a series that kids will love.”