Astro-Nomical Entertainment is focused on developing intellectual property and sourcing production financing to develop and produce mid-budget animated family films and film franchises, generating ongoing revenue streams across multiple media platforms, including home entertainment, merchandising and licensing, television, videogames and interactive, location-based entertainment, digital streaming, theme parks, stage shows, mobile, online, and music. Astro-Nomical Entertainment will cater to both the Domestic and international market, with a particular strategic focus on China, based on established relationships with investors, distributors and production partners.
First up for Astro-Nomical Entertainment is the feature film MEAN MARGARET, based on the National Book Award-nominated, children’s book by Tor Seidler, about a cranky toddler from a family of nine who is taken in by two woodchucks and raised as their own among a community of wacky animal characters. The project was most recently incubated at Marza Animation Planet, which will lead on story and design. Astro-Nomical Entertainment’s Jay Ahn and Chris Henderson will produce with production handled by Digital Dimension based in Montreal.
Astro-Nomical is working with Pelagius Entertainment’s Joe Fries and Natalie Khoury, who will serve as executive producers, committing equity funding to Mean Margaret, marking the first of multiple collaborations in the works. IM Global will handle worldwide sales on Mean Margaret.
Astro-Nomical Entertainment will soon announce other projects in active development as well as several projects it is executive producing. Astro-Nomical Entertainment is also co-developing projects with Warner Bros.-based Gulfstream Pictures and Marina Martin’s Pigmental Studios.