successful crowd-funding campaign. All-in-all it's not that surprising that the studio would look interesting to larger companies on the look-out for new content.
That's just what happened as the UK TV production company Endemol Shine has bought a "controlling share" in the company. While the natural reaction from fans might be to panic about the new owners might try and mess with the beloved series, it may actually have a positive effect.
The Studio is relatively small, so the backing of a larger company will allow it to potentially expand considerably. The new partners will reportedly look at expanding the brand to new platforms, and will reportedly explore the possibility of bringing it to TV.
Simon's Cat with his own TV show? Sign us up! We imagine it would work best remaining as relative short from (maybe around 5 or 10 minute episodes). Off To The Vets may have worked perfectly as a proof of concept (or even a pilot) for such an idea. It could ultimately be massive- as the humour will travel internationally easily. If it does happen, it may not be the first web animation to make it to TV- but it would more than likely be the highest profile example.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Could 'Simons Cat' be coming to TV?
Posted by Chris Perkins
Labels: 2D animation, CP, news, Simon's Cat, TV, UK & Ireland, Web & Independent Animation, web animation,
Chris writes about movies, games, TV and other stuff you love, and has written for places including MyM magazine, Rant Gaming, KillStreakMedia and Anime UK News. He particularly specialises in the field of animation and spends far too much time watching cartoons for a grown up. He regrets nothing. Follow him at @misterchristor.