Sonar Forges First-Look Pact with Wildseed Studios


Sonar Entertainment has signed a first-look agreement with Wildseed Studios in a deal that includes all of Wildseed’s kids’ and family programming.

The collaboration will also concentrate on developing and producing strategic and incentivized pipelines for creator-driven properties from the U.K. and North America, with Sonar serving as global distributor. Sonar and Wildseed have previously worked together on Counterfeit Cat.

Among the properties now in development are the animated show Lottie Bearshout, which follows the adventures of a small-town troublemaker as she explores the enchanted woods outside her cabin; Tuff Pom, a mixed-media comedy about two Pomeranian brothers living in the big city; and The Grim Repo Club, an animated comedy horror series about two best friends who have to stop the spread of a mysterious paranormal force.

The Grim Repo Club and Tuff Pom were developed as part of Startoon, a talent show funded by Shaw Rocket Fund in association with Wildseed Studios that searches for Canada’s next cartoon superstar.

“Our collaboration with Wildseed has been incredibly rewarding and we are thrilled to expand our relationship with this new deal,” said Andrea Gorfolova, the president of kids, family and factual at Sonar Entertainment. “They are one of the most creative, inventive and visionary studios in the industry. Counterfeit Cat has already proven to be a huge winner. We know these additional properties now in development will be embraced by kids everywhere.”

“We are very excited about our new partnership with Sonar for our kids’ and family programming,” added Miles Bullough of Wildseed Studios. “We love Sonar’s ambition and energy and the quality of the shows that they produce. We look forward to providing a pipeline of vibrant new properties for the impressive Sonar team.”