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Wildseed, Tricon call on Fonejacker for Disney toon

Max-and-Gark-imageWildseed Studios and Tricon are coproducing Counterfeit Cat, a new animated series for Disney voiced by Kayvan Novak, the British–Iranian comedian best known for co-creating UK comedy series Fonejacker.

Another British comic actor, Marc Wootton (Shirley Ghostman), will voice the main character, Max, the titular Counterfeit Cat.

kThe series follows Gark, a naive nine-year-old alien, and Max, an anxious and vain housecat.

Disney will run Counterfeit Cat on its Disney XD channel in the EMEA region. In Canada, Teletoon has the show.

Ex-Aardman exec Miles Bullough and ex-BBC exec Jesse Cleverly’s Wildseed was set up last year as an ideas incubator and seed funding business. The pair will exec produce the new show, their first for a linear broadcaster under the new banner .

Canadian producer and distributor Tricon’s growing kids and family division will coproduce the series, which will be available as 26x30mins or 52x11mins. There will also be 11x2mins shorts. Reid Harrison (The Simpsons)will script edit.

Tricon will handle international sales of Counterfeit Cat.