Frederator Studios Developing Hammy and Olivia


Frederator Studios has entered development on the live-action/animation hybrid series Hammy and Olivia, centered on the eponymous TikTok-famous corgis.

Aimed at kids aged 6 and up, the series will be based on Chris Equale’s TikToks, which feature his dogs Hammy and Olivia in offbeat skits with cartoonish sound effects and costumes.

Equale began producing content in March 2020 as a creative outlet and has since created over 700 videos, which have received billions of views.

Hammy and Olivia will be produced by Frederator Studios led by CEO Michael Hirsh and Director of Development Isabel Schultz. Genius Brands International will develop a global licensing, merchandising, promotions and retail program for the brand and series.

“We feel that, whether you’re a single adult or a family household, your heart will beat with these two dogs,” said Schultz. “We’ve been wildly impressed by Chris’s ability to capture such magic with just a cellphone, and we know there is a much lengthier story to unpack with these two. It’s an all-hands-on-deck mission to get these two larger-than-life personas into lengthier adventures that will captivate viewers.”

Equale added, “One thing any animal lover will agree on is that you want to root for a corgi. They aren’t blessed with the longest legs or the fluffiest tails—they are true underdogs. Frederator sees the heroes that live within these two lovable pups, and their studio’s imaginative expertise has given me the creative liberty to explore infinite possibilities. Their team’s alignment on prioritizing what our millions of fans have grown to love while also seeing an opportunity to immerse these established characters into a world that will complement their unique personalities has been the biggest dream come true. I’ve never been more excited for the limitless adventure that our fans will be able to enjoy.”