New York-based consulting company Cookbook Media has been appointed to signify Nice Wolf Leisure (GWE)—the content material division of Nice Wolf Resorts, a Chicago-based water park and household resort proprietor.
GWE was established in 2021 to create an leisure franchise out of the resort’s woodland creature mascots, which have been extremely standard with friends. These characters embrace Wiley Wolf, Violet Wolf, Oliver Raccoon, Sammy Squirrel and Brinley Bear.
The brand new deal will see Cookbook completely distribute GWE’s 2D-animated content material globally, beginning with its lately accomplished debut movie The Nice Wolf Pack: A Name to Journey
LA’s Six Level Harness (Hair Love) animated the 45-minute movie, with Chris Bailey (Kim Doable) directing and Julia Pistor (Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius) and Kent Redeker (Doc McStuffins) on board as EPs.
At subsequent month’s MIPJunior market, Cookbook will current the movie together with a collection of shorts (10 x 5 minutes) that observe particular person characters on smaller standalone adventures. It’s in search of co-pro companions, but additionally desires to pave the best way for bigger enlargement alternatives for the franchise.
“What we’re additionally serving to them do is strategize larger potential partnerships that would accompany Nice Wolf Resorts into different touchpoints with youngsters and households,” says Cookbook co-founder Claudia Scott-Hansen. She provides that these touchpoints may lengthen into gaming, audio, books and immersive experiences.
Nice Wolf can also be presently engaged on a package deal of 22-minute animated episodes exploring extra of the pack’s adventures. “4 of them are already accomplished, and extra are in manufacturing,” Scott-Hansen says, noting that the purpose is to create a full collection for a streaming companion.
Cookbook Media was established in March 2020 and has since expanded its enterprise focus to signify studios, IP creators and even manufacturers (together with New York’s dance theater Alvin Ailey) which are searching for to interrupt into kids’s leisure.
Nice Wolf, which operates 19 resorts throughout North America, is gearing as much as launch its subsequent location in Maryland subsequent yr.