St. Louis Will get New Animation Studio As ‘Hair Love’ Producer Carl Reed Launches Composition Media

Hair Love producer and Lion Forge co-founder Carl Reed has launched Composition Media, a brand new animation studio with plans to provide content material that highlights minority and underrepresented communities.

Right here’s what we all know concerning the studio:

  • The studio relies in St. Louis and launches with two animated options and an animated youngsters’ television sequence in its pipeline. The movies are Unhealthy Grandmas, co-produced with Steve Harvey’s East 112, and Sky & Luna, co-produced with PoC Studios and Man of Motion Leisure.
  • Unhealthy Grandmas is a 2nd animated grownup comedy that follows a closely-knit group of unfiltered older women as they try to remain related as they age. Based on the synopsis, “they get together, get Brazilian Butt Lifts, go to nightclubs, and present that 65 is the brand new 25.” Composition describes the movie as a cross between The Boondocks and The Golden Ladies. Unhealthy Grandmas is created by Brandon Lee Anderson and government produced by Carl Reed, Steve Harvey, and Brandon R. Williams.
  • Sky & Luna is the primary in an eight-picture slate with Labid Aziz’s PoC Studios. In Sky & Luna, lonely 11-year-old Sky has lastly discovered a brand new greatest good friend in Luna, a shapeshifting alien despatched to Earth to discover the planet. As soon as right here, Luna is hunted by a top-secret authorities group tasked with eradicating extraterrestrial threats. Sadly for the brand new mates, the group is run by Sky’s mom. Sky & Luna can be directed by Duncan Rouleau (author on Massive Hero 6 and Sonic Prime) and written by Patricia Villetto (Sonic Prime, Ben 10) primarily based on a narrative by Creation Station and Man of Motion. Carl Reed is producing with Man of Motion, Creation Station, and PoC Studios chief artistic officer Andy Cosby.
  • The studio’s first television manufacturing can be an adaptation of the favored board recreation Catapult Feud. The sequence will function two feuding households, the Cunningfields and the Chauforts, who use catapults and conspiracies to wage battle in opposition to each other in a bid to rule their kingdom. Whereas the adults of the 2 clans see one another as mortal enemies, the youngsters get alongside simply wonderful and hatch a plan to convey peace to the land.
  • Composition Media’s launch is additional proof of a burgeoning animation scene in St. Louis. It was lately revealed that St. Louis-based Hair Love manufacturing firm Lion Forge, co-founded by Reed with David Steward II, is trying to elevate $50 million by way of personal fairness to broaden workers, develop its media library, and enhance the variety of acquisitions it makes going ahead.