‘Intercats’ Animated Cat Workplace Comedy In Works At Disney+ – Deadline
Disney Branded Television is in development intercats, an animated cat work comedy for Disney+ from Baobab Studios (The Witchverse), screenwriter Pamela Ribon (Ralph breaks the Internet, Moana) and Disney Television Animation, where Ribon has recently entered into a first look agreement. The project is Ribon’s first under the pact.
Here’s the log line: Told through the big reflective eyes of cats, Intercats is a four-quadrant animated workplace comedy about the cats who produce the hysterical cat videos that go viral on the Internet. It features a silly team of cats hoping to get what all cats want: their independence. But to do that, they must first learn to navigate their own internal relationships and build on their success as the premiere studio for viral cat videos. Intercats reflects the heroic lengths we will all go to find and secure our own place in the world.
Baobab Studios co-founder and chief creative officer Eric Darnell (Baba Yaga, Madagascar) is the creator and executive producer of Intercats. Gary Marsh is also an executive producer. Jony Chandra (Nimona, spies in disguise) will direct. Disney Television Animation is working closely with Baobab Studios on the project.
“We are fortunate to be partnering with Baobab for the second time and working with Pam, whose smart, sly, sophisticated and inspiring humor ensures that Intercats will provide wild fun, rich characterizations and accessible entry points for all segments of the Disney+ audience,” said Meredith Roberts, EVP TV Animation, Disney Branded Television. “We are thrilled to have her on board this project – and to expand our relationship to include an overall deal with our Disney TV Animation studio.”
Ribon, recipient of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival’s 2022 Cristal Award, wrote two of Disney’s Oscar-nominated and Annie Award-winning films, Ralph breaks the Internet and Moana, and Sony Animation Studios The Smurfs: The Lost Village. In addition to screenwriting, Ribon is a best-selling novelist, e.g Going in circles and Why girls are weirdinspired by her website, pamie.com, and a comic book writer (My boyfriend is a bear, Slam!). She also wrote an animated short for FX, My Year of Dicks, which this year won recognition at the Annecy International Film Festival, SXSW, the Brooklyn Film Festival, the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival and the Ottawa International Film Festival. Ribon is represented by CAA, Atlas Literary, and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher, LLP.
Nine-time Emmy-winning Baobab Studios, founded in 2015 by Maureen Fan, Darnell and Larry Cutler, has released eight projects to date – Invasion!, Asteroids!, Jack, Crow: The Legend, Campfire, Baba Yaga, paper birds, and Namoo.
Pamela Ribon is represented by CAA, Atlas Literary, and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher, LLP.