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WildBrain pacts with Antonucci

Animation vet will develop TV, film projects

Wildbrain, the entertainment shingle behind hit kids series “Yo Gabba Gabba” and merchandising line Kidrobot, has sealed an overall deal with animation vet Danny Antonucci.

Antonucci was the creator behind “Ed, Edd n Eddy,” one of the longest-running and top-rated series on Cartoon Network. At Wildbrain, he’ll develop TV series, feature film projects and new-media properties, all geared toward both kids and adults.

Antonucci “does things that are very left-of-center, very experimental and very unique at a time when not everyone is willing to do that,” Wildbrain head of creative Bob Higgins said. “We’re not doing a lot of (overall deals), so there has to be a unique circumstance when we do them. It comes down to the individual artist.” Higgins said Antonucci fit that mold. The two first worked together at Cartoon Network, where Higgins handled programming and development before heading to Wildbrain.

“My thing is how can we stir the animation world up a bit,” Antonucci said. Antonucci said he’s already kicking around three different ideas for his first Wildbrain project. He’s currently producing a 90-minute “Ed, Edd n Eddy” special for Cartoon Network through his Vancouver-based A.K.A. Cartoon shingle.

Antonucci’s other credits include the short film “Lupo the Butcher” and MTV’s “The Brothers Grunt.” He started his career at Hanna-Barbera’s Canimage Production, where he worked on the feature “Heavy Metal” as well as “The Scooby-Doo & Scrappy Show.”

Wildbrain’s “Yo Gabba Gabba” returns for a second season on Nick Jr. starting Sept. 22.

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