Toronto-based animation studio Cuppa Coffee (Bruno, Celebrity Deathmatch, Ugly Americans) is planning a spinoff for its stop-motion reality show spoof Life’s a Zoo. The company’s distribution arm Decaf Distrib, has also signed a deal with Australian network Foxtel, for a three-year deal for the original show, which has also played on Teletoon in Canada and SBS in Australia. Shaheen now plans to launch a new spinoff titled The Pen, starring two of the show’s original characters Ray and Jake, in which they play incompetent cops trying to clear the name.
With Cuppa Coffee, some other new shows are The F’n Osbournes, inspired by the crazy adventures of rock star Ozzy Osbourne, his wife Sharon and their kids. The studio also recently animated the opening credits for David Cronenberg’s edgy new film Cosmopolis. The show has proved wildly successful around the world not least Down Under, so we are thrilled that this second time around, Life’s a Zoohas found a home at Foxtel,” says studio founder Adam Shaheen. Along with the director, various other important people from the industry are involved in the direction of the animated series. The program manager of Cuppa Coffee also stated that, it is an honor for the channel to show some of the greatest and best-animated characters from the series stated that, she had taken use of the best of the best team of costume design for making the final output for the characters seen in the movie. Cook also stated that, it was a systematic process, which was executed along with the director scene by scene.