Chris Houghton and Shane Houghton, the creators and executive producers of Disney Channel’s Big City Greens, have signed a deal with Disney Branded Television.
Under this multiyear producing pact, the Houghtons will produce animated projects with Disney Television Animation studio while also providing opportunities to develop live-action projects within Disney Branded Television across linear and streaming platforms. Additionally, the deal includes development opportunities for adult animation projects with 20th Television Animation.
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Big City Greens, which debuted in June 2018, was the No. 2 most-watched kids animated series of 2023, with more than 2 billion hours watched across linear and streaming. The series follows the offbeat adventures of 10-year-old Cricket Green (voiced by Chris Houghton), a mischievous and optimistic country boy who moved to the big city with his wildly out-of-place family. The show is heavily influenced by the brothers’ childhood growing up in St. Johns, Michigan, a small rural town north of Lansing, also known as the mint capital of the world. Many of the characters are inspired by real-life family members and childhood townsfolk.
The Big City Greens franchise will soon expand with a movie, set to premiere this summer. The series content also extends into many of Disney Branded Television’s hit animated short-form series, including How NOT to Draw, Chibi Tiny Tales and Broken Karaoke.
Chris and Shane Houghton are repped by Julie Kane-Ritsch at The Gotham Group and Matt Saver of the Law Offices of Matt Saver.
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