- Nickelodeon makes multiplatform deal with James Cordon and Ben Winston to produce animated movie and series based on children’s book 'Real Pigeons Fight Crime.'
Nickelodeon has inked a multiplatform deal with James Corden and Ben Winston, and their production company Fulwell 73, to produce an animated movie and TV series, based on the recently released children’s book, Real Pigeons Fight Crime. The movie and TV series are being developed to air on all Nickelodeon platforms.
“We are so delighted to be working with our great friends at Nickelodeon on this wonderful, charming and funny book, and can’t wait to help bring it to life for kids everywhere!” said Winston.
Added Ramsey Naito, Executive Vice President, Nickelodeon Animation Production and Development, “Real Pigeons Fight Crime is about a secret squad of crime-fighting pigeons, with high stakes and true hilarity making it a perfect fit for our audience. By fusing the humor and expertise of this the incredible team at Fulwell 73 Productions, we are ready to show kids what pigeons really do–fight crime, solve mysteries, take down bad guys, and keep neighborhoods safe!”
Real Pigeons Fight Crime was written by Andrew McDonald and illustrated by Ben Wood and was published in Australia by Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing and is now available in over 10 territories including North America, where it was recently released by Random House Children’s Books.
Real Pigeons Fight Crime reveals the secret life of crime-busting pigeons who set out to keep a town safe.
The books have sold hundreds of thousands of books and will form part of Nickelodeon’s content strategy, to build and expand the worlds of popular franchises and give audiences more of what they love. Nickelodeon recently announced a Baby Shark show and a reboot of The Smurfs.
The Real Pigeons Fight Crime TV series is executive produced by Corden and Winston, with Andrew McDonald and Ben Wood serving as consultants throughout development and production.
McDonald, Wood, and Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing are represented by UTA and Writers House.