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Coolabi Group’s new stop-motion animation Scream Street to air on CBBC

Scream Street, coming to CBBC, is a brand new 52 x 11’ funny, scary, gross-out stop-motion animation series voiced by Tyger Drew Honey, John Thomson, Debra Stephenson, Claire Skinner, Rasmus Hardiker, Tala Gouveia, and Jim Howick.

Coolabi Group’s new show, due to air on the channel in October 2015, is based on Tommy Donbavand’s popular children’s book series of the same name, published by Walker Books, and has been brought to life as a fast-paced and stylish stop-motion series with a strong focus on drama and storytelling and with showrunner Giles Pilbrow (Spitting Image and Horrible Histories) leading the UK and US writing team.

Scream Street is produced by international media group and rights owner Coolabi (Beast Quest, Clangers, Poppy Cat), with Walker Books’ production division, Walker Entertainment, as executive producer. The show is being co-produced by Altrincham animation studio Factory (Clangers, Newzoids, Strange Hill High), and the renowned puppet and model-makers Mackinnon & Saunders (Fantastic Mr. Fox, Frankenweenie) have created the cast ensemble.

A pioneering and unique new comedy drama TV series for 8-12 year olds, Scream Street has a rich, vivid look and feel, incorporating cinematic stop-motion animation techniques and high-end production from Factory’s team including director Geoff Walker (Strange Hill High). Described by showrunner Giles Pilbrow as a ‘run-com’ due to its fast paced situation comedy, the show is a frontrunner in the recent trend of premium, film quality productions being delivered for television.

Scream Street follows the story of Luke Watson: a regular teen apart from the werewolf gene! When the Government Housing of Unusual Lifeforms (G.H.O.U.L.) gets wind of Luke’s hairy habit, they transfer him and his parents to Scream Street – where surfer-dude zombies, sarcastic vampires, martial arts mummies, glamorous witches and just plain-bad monsters put a whole new spin on community spirit.  The fast, furious stories are packed full of horror and humour delivered with warmth and heart – even if some of those hearts have stopped beating!

Cheryl Taylor, Controller, CBBC, comments: “This spooky treat will be an exciting addition to CBBC in October and I’m sure it will thrill our audience with its wonderful characters and brilliant voice cast.”

Jeremy Banks, Chief Executive Coolabi Group, says: “At Coolabi, we’re committed to producing innovative, stand-out shows with incredibly high production values that push genre boundaries. Scream Street is testament to that and, working once again with our partners at Factory and BBC Children’s, we’ve produced an incredibly high quality and stylish stop-motion show, that looks like nothing else for the CBBC audience.

“It’s been a pleasure bringing the best-selling book series to life, working closely with the publishing team at Walker Books.”

For more information please contact:

Fiona McGarva – Sundae Communications

0161 711 0517 / 07786 434313


About Coolabi Group

Coolabi Group is a leading independent international media group and rights owner specialising in the creation, development and brand management of children’s and family intellectual property rights.

The group has particular expertise in books, television and digital.

Coolabi owns the rights in over 20 TV series and some 360 half- hours of programming; it has shows that have aired in more than 140 territories on channels including: ABC, Cartoon Network, CBeebies, CBBC, Clan / TVE, Disney, F5, ITV, Kika, Nickelodeon and Sprout.

Brands owned and represented by Coolabi include the much-anticipated remake of Clangers, and Scream Street, both currently in production for broadcast on the BBC. Other properties include Beast Quest, Domo, Poppy CatPurple Ronnie, Sea Quest and the Smallfilms’ properties Bagpuss and Ivor the Engine.

The group also creates original series fiction for publishers and has created some 100 published series, consisting of over 1,000 books, sold in more than 40 languages. Four of these series, Warriors, Beast Quest, Animal Ark and Rainbow Magic have sold over ten million copies each and Coolabi is currently working on brand extensions for some of these properties the latest example being the hit new Beast Quest mobile game, co-produced with Miniclip.