Stephen Hawking Develops Cartoon Series Aimed at Kids

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Nerd Corps Entertainment has begun development on a children’s computer-animated TV series based on the “George Greenby” book series, the New York Times bestselling series by Stephen Hawking, above, and his daughter, Lucy Hawking.

The Vancouver-based animation studio is planning to produce 26 half-hour episodes of the educational comedy-adventure TV series for the world market. The series examines science and physics through the adventures of 11-year-old George Greenby and his friend Annie Bellis, as they explore the universe and its marvels, traveling through space and time. Joining them is Cosmos, a supercomputer with an attitude to boot.

Lucy and Stephen Hawking said in a statement: “The joint mission with Nerd Corps presents a truly exciting opportunity to engage young viewers with science through spectacular visual entertainment and dramatic storytelling. We are thrilled to be working with Nerd Corps and look forward to developing the series together.”

Nerd Corps is looking to create a multi-platform experience so that the scientific discovery can continue for viewers both on- and off-screen.

Pure Grass Films will serve as executive producers, co-financers and distributors for several territories.

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  1. Nut says:

    Is Stephen voicing the supercomputer?

  2. Jon Riva says:

    I wonder if Stephen knows that nerd corps is basically works people to the bone, and then fires them if they refuse to work unpaid overtime. This studio is 100% evil. If you take a sick day, they still hold you responsible for the hours you weren’t at work.

    • jonriva says:

      This comment is false, and was not made by the real Jon Riva. Please retract this statement or post under your own I.D. This is slanderous, I have never worked at Nerd Corps nor would a new project for Vancouver ever be a bad thing. I am sure Nerd Corp will do it justice.

  3. No-name says:

    Reblogged this on Ek Boond Ishq Unofficial.

  4. annkelley14 says:

    This sounds awesome! Great Idea for the children and adults too!

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