Wonderworld.Fun Announces Top Hires
Newly launched production and distribution company Wonderworld.Fun, established and under the direction of kids’ veteran Mevelyn Noriega in partnership with Kintop Pictures, Redefine (part of the DNEG Group), and Prime Focus Studios is delighted to announce the appointment of Emilie Pasquet as Vice President of Distribution & Co-Production.
Emilie joins the new company specializing in premium cutting-edge animation content with an enviable track record in programming and production having worked for companies such as Studio RedFrog, Bejuba! Entertainment, Mondo TV, and BRB Internacional where she was responsible for overseeing the acquisitions, distribution, and co-productions of animated series. With her international background and extensive experience, Emilie has garnered a deep appreciation and comprehensive understanding of the diversity of cultures forging strong relationships with global partners. This has allowed Emilie to develop an informed and established respect, offering a competitive advantage.
Joining the company with immediate effect and based in France, Emilie’s role will see her heading sales internationally and growing the catalogue through acquisitions and co-productions together with CEO Mevelyn Noriega.
Wonderworld.Fun aims to push the boundaries of storytelling and animation technology, focusing on creating, producing, and distributing innovative, high-quality animated content for a global inclusive audience. The company will make its debut at this year’s Annecy 2023 with three new comedy, action, adventure CGI animations, targeted at kids Secret Agent Jack Stalwart, Walk Of Earth In Space! and Heroes In Training.
Based on the award-winning chapter book series of the same name, Secret Agent: Jack Stalwart (formatted as 2 Seasons, each 14 half hours) is an adventure-packed, animated series filled with gadgets that takes viewers on exciting adventures around the world. Jack Stalwart, a spirited, inexperienced but brave 9-year-old secret agent travels the world solving mysteries, righting wrongs, while searching for his missing brother and fellow secret agent Max!
Walk Off The Earth In Space! (14 half hours) is an epic action-comedy that tells the tale of the human band ‘Walk Off The Earth’. Unbeknownst to band members, WOTE is the current host “The Universal Note of Love” and the last hope for a peaceful Transfer of Eras. For reasons they will learn later, our bandmembers are plucked mid-concert into an alien world they never knew existed, where they must use emerging super powers along with their natural gifts as super-optimists and multi-instrumentalists to piece together their mission, catchup on 1111 years of training, and navigate constant threats from a super villain named The Monodrone. The series will also feature original songs by the multi-award winning, human, and mega-viral band.
Heroes in Training (formatted as 2 Seasons, each 14 half hours) is based on the chapter books from New York’s bestselling children’s author Suzanne Williams. A tale of six Greek gods, learning their powers and discovering their destiny. Their adventures will take them from the underwater city of ATLANTIS to the depths of the UNDERWORLD to the towering fortress atop MOUTN OLYMPUS. A story of self-empowerment, these young teen heroes will learn they already have the power within to change the world. It is only a matter of believing in themselves…and each other. Part mythology, part-coming-of-age tale, with a dash of modern humor and sensibilities, Heroes in Training is an adventure for the Gods.
Mevelyn Noriega, Wonderworld.Fun CEO: It’s a great pleasure to welcome Emilie to the newly formed company. Emilie is a tremendously talented industry professional and with her long-established reputation, extensive expertise, and strategic mindset, she will play a pivotal role in shaping Wonderworld’s future and driving its growth and success.
Emilie Pasquet, Wonderworld.Fun VP Distribution & Co-Production: I am both honoured and excited to embark on this new and exhilarating adventure with Mevelyn. We will be at Annecy looking for shows for distribution and offering three remarkable properties currently in production. The company has strong values and clear goals and I look forward to offering great content and building long-term partnerships.