News

 

EDDY & THE ECOSAURS at Annecy

WRITER: DARREN JONES
22 June 2021

Omens Studios launched their new animation, EDDY & THE ECOSAURS at Annecy last week. Darren Jones has been developing the show with the team. Here's the press release: Omens Studios is bringing a brand-new preschool dinosaur adventure show Eddy and the Ecosaurs to the international marketplace, launching at Annecy this week. The eco-based CG animated series has been developed with scriptwriter Darren Jones (Fireman Sam, Peter Rabbit, Messy Goes to Okido) and art director Matthew Robert Davies (Adventures of Paddington), working together with Omens’ executive producer Adam Redfern, who is working across the company’s expanding preschool slate. Aimed at kids aged five to eight, Eddy and the Ecosaurs (52 x 11’) follows novice scientist Eddy and his junior dinosaur crew thinking big to help others, all around Volcano Valley. Each dino has a specialist skill that befits their natural talents and size. Together, they help their evolving community of dino and human friends with all sorts of challenges and problems, using a winning mix of dino-strength, cool tech and teamwork. Only one problem: on the other side of the Volcano lives Lucy Lava – a highly ambitious inventor who thinks everything’s a competition with Eddy. The series champions diversity by focusing on stories that spring from the varied characters’ points of view, hobbies, and cultural references. Episodes will involve creative use of eco-friendly technology and engineering to solve problems and spark children’s interest in science through wacky inventions, lost-island adventure, and comic entertainment. The vibrant new series is being developed at Omens Studios’ UK office, with the animation produced at its award-winning studio based in Singapore. Omens Studios CEO Chi Sim Tang said, “Eddy and the Ecosaurs is a fantastic addition to our growing preschool slate, providing a huge helping of fun and adventures with diverse characters and imaginative storylines. We can’t wait to bring the series to the market as we are sure Eddy and his dino friends will be a huge hit with children across the globe.” With offices in Singapore, Malaysia, U.K., U.S.A., and China, Omens Studios is an award-winning creator, co-producer, IP owner and distributor of animated TV series, short films, interactive media and commercials.


EMMERDALE

WRITTEN BY JANE PEARSON
16 June 2021

Take a break from the Euros with Jane Pearson's latest episode of EMMERDALE which goes out on Thursday 24th June at 7pm on ITV and available on catch-up via ITV Hub.


CWA HISTORICAL DAGGER SHORTLIST 2021 announced

SKELTON'S GUIDE TO DOMESTIC POISONS by DAVID STAFFORD and THE CITY UNDER SIEGE by MICHAEL RUSSELL
20 May 2021

We're thrilled to announce that David Stafford's debut crime novel, SKELTON'S GUIDE TO DOMESTIC POISIONS, and Michael Russell's sixth book in his Stefan Gillespie series, THE CITY UNDER SIEGE, have been selected for the Crime Writers Association Historical Dagger shortlist. It's down to the last six and the winning title will be announced on 1st July. Congrats to David and Michael!