Sinking Ship and Scott Brothers appoint Nelvana
Global kids’ entertainment company Sinking Ship Entertainment and international entertainment production company Scott Brothers Entertainment, have appointed world-leading international producer and distributor of children’s animated and live-action content, Nelvana to distribute and serve as the worldwide merchandise agent of Builder Brothers’ Dream Factory, a new animated kids series for top media content company Corus Entertainment. The original series for kids ages 4-7 marks a milestone for both Sinking Ship and Drew and Jonathan Scott, as it is the first 3D fully animated show from Sinking Ship and the first kids’ production from Scott Brothers Entertainment. The 20 x 22-minute episode series will feature animated versions of the popular twin renovation experts Drew and Jonathan as 8-year-old boys trying to solve neighborhood problems – one big dream at a time. Sinking Ship’s Carla de Jong and Scott Brothers Entertainment’s Amory Millard will executive produce. The series will air on Corus Entertainment’s Treehouse in Canada in 2022.
“Builder Brothers’ Dream Factory is an exciting project for us on many levels, and now we get to work on it with the talented teams at Nelvana and Corus, too,” said de Jong. “We’re building this new series to resonate with kids and families just as Drew and Jonathan’s home renovation programming appeals to audiences of all ages in over 160 countries worldwide.”
“This new series aims to help children understand that with imagination, creativity and determination they can accomplish big things,” said Millard. “The series concept is inspired by the brothers’ childhood and the core values their parents instilled in them from a young age. They have continued to uphold these values in all aspects of their lives and we’re delighted to partner with likeminded companies to make this optimistic and feel-good series a reality.”
“The undeniable popularity and global success of the Scott Brothers makes this the perfect opportunity to enter the kids’ TV space with a charming and imaginative series that parents and children can enjoy watching together,” said Pam Westman, President of Nelvana. “It is a dream come true to be able to share this new heartwarming series with families and we cannot wait to find the perfect broadcast homes for Builder Brothers’ Dream Factory around the world.”
In Builder Brothers’ Dream Factory, Drew and Jonathan’s extraordinary imagination, creativity, grit and heart – coupled with a big dose of “twin-spiration” – help solve problems in their neighborhood by dreaming big…really big…sometimes too big! Along with their dog Moose and best friends, Mel, Cee-Cee and Aiden, the Builder Brothers navigate the highs and lows of trying to make the world a better place – one big dream at a time.
A character-driven comedy series at heart, the series doesn’t shy away from real kids’ issues and what they go through in navigating life’s ups and downs. It encourages kids to share their ideas, dream big, and not be disheartened. Its focus on resilience and problem-solving is what helps set the show apart.