Cookies & Milk, an authentic animated collection dependent on the forthcoming middle quality novel of the very same name, is in development at Disney Television Animation. The debut novel is semi-autobiographical, motivated by the childhood of creator and Blues musician Shawn Amos, the son of Wallace “Wally” Amos, Jr. — iconic founder of the Popular Amos chocolate chip cookie manufacturer.
The undertaking is currently being executive developed by Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland of Cinema Gypsy Productions (ABC’s black-ish, Disney Channel’s upcoming Marvel’s Moon Female and Devil Dinosaur), Jesse Murphy and James Sears Bryant of Jesse James Films, and Shawn Amos. Brian Egeston (The Activity, approaching film On a Wing and a Prayer) is co-executive producer and story editor.
“It’s an complete coup to deliver Shawn Amos’s heartfelt, humorous guide to Disney television screens and, with the guiding vision, reliability and observe document of our Cinema Gypsy and Jesse James Films artistic workforce, we’re looking forward to telling this reliable and relatable tale about belonging, self-acceptance and forgiveness,” reported Disney Branded Tv President Ayo Davis.
Cinema Gypsy’s Fishburne and Sugland commented, “We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Shawn Amos, Ayo Davis and the talented group at Disney Branded Tv. Shawn’s semi-autobiographical novel, Cookies & Milk, is partially based mostly on his possess encounters expanding up as the son of Wally ‘Famous’ Amos. This humorous and heartwarming exploration of summertime enjoyment and friendship viewed through the eyes of a young black boy currently being lifted by his divorced father is full of joy, self-discovery and a entire whole lot of unconditional enjoy.”
The Cookies & Milk teleplay follows the summer adventures of harmonica-playing center-schooler Ellis Johnson as he begrudgingly will help his wildly optimistic and quite quite possibly magical father open the world’s 1st cookie shop in 1970s Hollywood, California.
Jesse James Films not too long ago acquired the legal rights to the e-book, which been given a six-figure progress in a two-e book deal from the publisher Very little, Brown Guides for Younger Viewers. Cookies & Milk is set to be printed in Spring 2022.
In a joint assertion, Jesse James Films’ Murphy and Bryant reported, “We are so fired up to have observed the right dwelling for this display with Disney Television Animation, Laurence and Helen. Shawn has established these types of a beautiful reimagining of his childhood in a narrative that we hope will universally join with audiences on and off the site.”
“What a aspiration to see this Black child from Hollywood turn into a Disney character,” said writer Amos. “I wrote Cookies & Milk for my son to aid him understand his relatives, his lifestyle and himself. I hope kids of all colors will see something of their individual selves in Ellis. I’m so grateful to Helen, Jesse, and Laurence for championing my story. I know it’s in fantastic hands with them and the deeply imaginative people at Disney.”
This series greenlight marks the 2nd animated job at Disney for Cinema Gypsy which has a very first appear deal with ABC Signature and is in output on Marvel’s Moon Woman and Satan Dinosaur for Disney Channel.
Laurence Fishburne and Cinema Gypsy Productions are represented by CAA, Landmark Artists Administration, and attorneys Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein Lezcano Bobb & Dang. Jesse James Movies is represented by 3 Arts Entertainment and Crowe & Dunlevy. Brian Egeston is represented by supervisor Adam Robinson at The Rookery, The Gersh Agency and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher LLP. Shawn Amos is represented by Barnes & Thornburg, LLP.
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