Snipple Originals Teams with Keith Chapman


Snipple Originals, the original content arm of the Philippines’ Snipple Animation, has partnered with Keith Chapman (Bob the Builder, PAW Patrol) to develop animated kids’ shows.

The first production from the partnership is in development under the working title Paco & the Pirate League, combining the world’s biggest sport (soccer/football) with one of the most popular play patterns for preschoolers (pirates).

Paco & the Pirate League follows the adventures of 10-year-old Paco, a cabin-boy living on the Golden Boot pirate ship, where he is the star player of the Seadog Juniors.

The series will be ready for pitching in October this year.

“This deal represents a fantastic meeting of minds,” said Kaine Patel, CEO of Snipple. “Keith is the ultimate kids’ TV veteran. This creative partnership has the vital chemistry to create brilliant, original kids’ shows that will become global break-out hits. The visible quality, even at this early stage, is something the kids’ TV market should feel excited about.”

“The bringing together of Keith Chapman and Snipple offers a unique blend of ideas, creativity and experience,” adds Karina Stanford Smith, director of animation development at Snopple Originals. “The team have loved working with Keith. We feel incredibly proud of what we’re doing here, and I’m sure kids will love it too!”

Chapman said, “I am thrilled to be working with the super talented team at Snipple on creating and developing Paco & the Pirate League. This is the show I wish I could have watched as a kid kicking my first football around. It will appeal to all kids of today, of all nationalities, and their parents too!”