(LA, Feb 3, 2019) GraveRobber and Bejuba! have announced their partnership to work together to finance and launch GraveRobber’s highly anticipated animated 6+ comedy series CHICKEN BIG.
Based on the internationally successful kids picture book by Keith Graves, the 52 x 11’ series ponders what happens when a gargantuan fowl gets introduced to a comically clueless flock.
The show features top voice and musical talent including Tom Kenny (a.k.a. SPONGEBOB) and Tara Strong (MY LITTLE PONY, THE POWERPUFF GIRLS, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE).
According to Bejuba!’s President, Tatiana Kober, “from the moment I saw CHICKEN BIG at Cartoon Forum last year, I’ve been wanting to work with GraveRobber. When CHICKEN BIG received such a huge response in its debut from the crowd, I knew it was going to be a success. Our sincere hope is for Bejuba! to leverage that into a thriving international franchise.”
GraveRobber was founded two years ago by award-winning kids book author/illustrator Graves and Hollywood screenwriter/producer Rob Moreland as a studio where the partners could create original animation content.
Graves’s picture book credits include CHICKEN BIG, FRANK WAS A MONSTER WHO WANTED TO DANCE, and THE MONSTERATOR.
Moreland has written four animated features including HAPPILY N’EVER AFTER. He was exec producer and writer on the new Netflix Original animated feature GNOME ALONE.
Upcoming GraveRobber projects include a spooky/funny CGI feature based on Graves’s kids picture book THE MONSTERATOR, THE ANN ZIETY SHOW, a comedic series exploring anxiety and depression, and a spooky cliffhanger serialized show based on Graves’s middle grade novel, THE ORPHAN OF AWKWARD FALLS.
GraveRobber’s adult oriented animated series, THE BEEF SUMO SHOW recently debuted as #1 on Toon Goggles’ new SQAD platform. That show features the iconic voices of John DiMaggio (ADVENTURE TIME) and Dee Bradley Baker (AMERICAN DAD).
But the company’s focus now is chickens. Chicken Big.
“CHICKEN BIG, the book, has been translated into a laundry list of languages from Swedish to Hebrew to Korean, to name a few, and we think the show will be fun for audiences around the world.” says Graves. Adds Moreland, “The target demo is kids 6 to 10, but like SPONGEBOB, we are making CHICKEN BIG for anyone who likes to laugh— preschoolers, parents, grandparents, and even college students.”