Cartoon Network Studios Europe Greenlights A New Animated Series Elliott From Earth
Today (2nd July), Cartoon Network EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) has greenlit a brand new animated show – Elliott From Earth, the new show will be developed by the same London UK-based production team behind Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball, which has been a success worldwide. Elliot From Earth follows the adventures of a young boy named Elliott who finds himself living on a spaceship inhabited by aliens from different parts of the universe, it’s a show about finding your place in the world, although the show’s premise takes place in outer space and yes, Elliott also makes friends with a dinosaur. The show offers a funny and warm-hearted insight into kids lives, whether they’re human or not.
The new show is an animated sci-fi sitcom and will have twenty episodes and each episode will have a runtime of eleven minutes, and unlike Gumball its has a more traditional 2D uniformed look, which is a departure from Gumball’s unconventional mixed-media appearance. Judging from the released artwork, the show makes use of colour, shading and luminosity to produce a beautifully stunning look.
Production for Elliott From Earth is set to start in September 2018, as The Amazing World of Gumball is wrapping up production, the show will be the second series produced by Cartoon Network Studios Europe’s London studio and will have some of the same talented staff (scriptwriting, storyboarding and editing team) who also worked on Gumball, including the show’s creator – Guillaume Cassuto, who previously worked as an episode scriptwriter and as composition supervisor on the show. Guillaume also recently worked on the new animated/live-action Gorillaz music video for the song – Humility, which features temporary band member – Ace, also known as the leader of The Gangreen Gang in Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls.
While describing the new show – “Elliott from Earth”, the show’s creator – Guillaume Cassuto said:
“Elliott’s story has been in the back of my mind for a long time, and working my way through a number of different roles on Gumball gave me a unique look into how to bring such a project to life. I’m beyond excited to have the chance to introduce Elliott to the world, and very proud to have this amazing team with me for the ride. I hope kids and animation fans across the universe will love Elliott just as much as we do.”
From The Turner EMEA Press Release: Cartoon Network Gives The Greenlight Signal To “Elliott From Earth”: Brand new series from the team behind Cartoon Network’s multi award-winning hit “The Amazing World of Gumball”
Turner’s Cartoon Network announced today the greenlight of an all-new original series, Elliott From Earth, from the UK-based team behind its global hit The Amazing World of Gumball.
Elliott from Earth is a 20 x 11-minute animated sci-fi sitcom that offers a uniquely funny and warm-hearted perspective into the everyday life of kids – whether they’re human or not. Elliott is a human boy who finds himself living on a spaceship full of aliens from all parts of the universe. It’s a show about finding your place in the world, even if it’s in outer space. Oh, and there’s a dinosaur.
Set to begin production in September 2018, Elliott From Earth is the newest Cartoon Network Original to be produced out of the network’s EMEA hub, and the latest from the pool of talent working on The Amazing World of Gumball. It is created by Guillaume Cassuto – formerly a scriptwriter and composition supervisor on Gumball – with the acclaimed Gumball scriptwriting, storyboarding and editing team lined-up to bring the show to life.
Guillaume Cassuto, Creator of Elliott from Earth said: “Elliott’s story has been in the back of my mind for a long time, and working my way through a number of different roles on Gumball gave me a unique look into how to bring such a project to life. I’m beyond excited to have the chance to introduce Elliott to the world, and very proud to have this amazing team with me for the ride. I hope kids and animation fans across the universe will love Elliott just as much as we do.”