Prod’n trio banks on ‘Sagwa’

Animated series based on Tan book

MONTREAL — Canadian animation producer CineGroupe, the Children’s Television Workshop and IF/X Prods. are set to co-produce the animated series “Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat” for PBS.

The show is based on the children’s book of the same title penned by bestselling author Amy Tan (“The Joy Luck Club,” “The Kitchen God’s Wife”). The initial order is for 40 half-hour episodes, with a budget of $12 million, and PBS will begin airing the show daily in the fall of 2001.

Tan and artist Gretchen Schields, who illustrated the book, will serve as creative consultants on the project.

The show will follow the adventures of a spirited and curious cat named Sagwa who tries to find her place amid the time-honored traditions and culture of ancient China.

More TV

  • NFL Network Thursday Night Football on

    NFL Network Suspends On-Air Analysts Amid Sexual Harassment Probe

    MONTREAL — Canadian animation producer CineGroupe, the Children’s Television Workshop and IF/X Prods. are set to co-produce the animated series “Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat” for PBS. The show is based on the children’s book of the same title penned by bestselling author Amy Tan (“The Joy Luck Club,” “The Kitchen God’s Wife”). The initial […]

  • Edgar Ramirez, Darren Criss, Ricky Martin.

    'The Assassination of Gianni Versace': 6 Things We Learned From FX's First Screening

    MONTREAL — Canadian animation producer CineGroupe, the Children’s Television Workshop and IF/X Prods. are set to co-produce the animated series “Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat” for PBS. The show is based on the children’s book of the same title penned by bestselling author Amy Tan (“The Joy Luck Club,” “The Kitchen God’s Wife”). The initial […]

  • Jimmy Kimmel Brings Son on Show,

    Jimmy Kimmel Brings Son on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' Asks Congress to Renew CHIP

    MONTREAL — Canadian animation producer CineGroupe, the Children’s Television Workshop and IF/X Prods. are set to co-produce the animated series “Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat” for PBS. The show is based on the children’s book of the same title penned by bestselling author Amy Tan (“The Joy Luck Club,” “The Kitchen God’s Wife”). The initial […]

  • TV News Roundup: 'Knightfall' Grows by

    TV News Roundup: 'Knightfall' Premiere Grows by 71 Percent in Delayed Viewing

    MONTREAL — Canadian animation producer CineGroupe, the Children’s Television Workshop and IF/X Prods. are set to co-produce the animated series “Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat” for PBS. The show is based on the children’s book of the same title penned by bestselling author Amy Tan (“The Joy Luck Club,” “The Kitchen God’s Wife”). The initial […]

  • Tax Plan Strikes Fear Among Below

    Hollywood's Below-the-Line Workers Anxious About New Tax Plans

    MONTREAL — Canadian animation producer CineGroupe, the Children’s Television Workshop and IF/X Prods. are set to co-produce the animated series “Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat” for PBS. The show is based on the children’s book of the same title penned by bestselling author Amy Tan (“The Joy Luck Club,” “The Kitchen God’s Wife”). The initial […]

  • Steve Edwards Good Day LA

    Veteran Anchor Steve Edwards Out at 'Good Day L.A.'

    MONTREAL — Canadian animation producer CineGroupe, the Children’s Television Workshop and IF/X Prods. are set to co-produce the animated series “Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat” for PBS. The show is based on the children’s book of the same title penned by bestselling author Amy Tan (“The Joy Luck Club,” “The Kitchen God’s Wife”). The initial […]

  • Rupert Murdoch Bob Iger Disney Fox

    Disney Nearing Finish Line With 21st Century Fox as Comcast Bows Out of Acquisition Hunt

    MONTREAL — Canadian animation producer CineGroupe, the Children’s Television Workshop and IF/X Prods. are set to co-produce the animated series “Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat” for PBS. The show is based on the children’s book of the same title penned by bestselling author Amy Tan (“The Joy Luck Club,” “The Kitchen God’s Wife”). The initial […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content