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According to Variety, Gaumont Television is teaming up with Kristen Bell (Frozen, Bad Moms) for an animated musical series. The children’s series is titled Do, Re & Mi, and will feature original songs performed by Bell and American Idol finalist Jackie Tohn, in addition to other guests.
Bell who is executive producing the animated show with digital strategist Ivan Askwith stated “Music has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. I hope this show will inspire a new generation of Kids and expose them to the benefits of music, which can be incredibly inspirational, encouraging and fun all at the same time.”
Do, Re & Mi will comprise of 52 episodes, each being 11 minutes long. Gaumont Television is aiming to deliver high-profile, talent-driven animated series for audiences across the globe. The network is also known for other series that are not so kid-friendly including Narcos and Hannibal.
The animated musical series is actually the first project that Nicolas Atlan will taken on. Atlan was recently appointed president of animation for Gaumont and is currently working out of the company’s Los Angeles office. Atlan expressed his excitement for the project by saying “What better way to jumpstart our new animation division than by joining with Kristen Bell and her creative, innovative partners Michael, Jackie and Ivan who brought Do, Re & Mi to our attention. We believe Do, Re & Mi will connect kids to music in a fun, new way across all screens.”
“Bell’s superlative voice rings through Disney’s record-breaking Frozen, while also being a fan favorite from her work in Veronica Mars, House of Lies, Bad Moms and the upcoming The Good Place on NBC,” said Askwith, who is responsible for executing the series’ multi-platform strategy.
The series was created by Tohn and Michael Scharf (The Moon and The Son: An Imagined Conversation), Do, Re & Mi will eventually be developed into apps, games and music videos, among other platforms.