Scooter Braun’s SB Projects’ School Boy Records, whose artists include Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Carly Rae Jepsen, has teamed with France’s Cyber Group Studios to co-develop Rock Angels, a musical animated CGI series for kids.
Rock Angels will follow the exploits of a five member teen band, aged 12 to 15, comprised of the Sky Angels, a sweet sisters pop duo from Louisiana, Dayna and Cherie, and the Rock Ons, a Detroit rock band of three cousins, Dev, Joey and Westin. Tying for first place on Bandemonium, the biggest musical talent competition in history, the two bands must now merge to form Rock Angels, and become a new world sensation.
Targeting a 6-12-year-old international audience, the first season explores everything from winning the competition and forming the band to their first tour and worldwide hits, as well as how success impacts the band members, their families and their friendships. Each episode is a stepping-stone in the journey to young adulthood, a journey every kid can identify with.
Rock Angels is co-written by Cyber Group chairman and CEO Pierre Sissman, Braun and Baboon Animation’s Mike de Seve, who also will edit the series. Scott Manson of SB Projects is also executive producing. Alex Bulkley (ShadowMachine), Ryan Good, and Jamie Abrams are also producing.
“We’re excited to work with Mike, Pierre and Cyber Group Studios to develop innovative, inspiring and impactful television,” says Braun. “By bringing together strong content, cutting edge animation and original music, we hope to inspire kids by teaching them that through hard work and dedication, they can achieve their dreams.”
Rock Angels will feature music created by Braun’s team and School Boy Records. The songs featured in each episode will be filmed as real music videos. The episodes will include digital content such as band members’ dedicated Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as the exclusive release of the Rock Angels first album on all platforms.
“What a dream team and what a project,” says de Seve. “Everyone is taking such pains to make this not just fun and funny — lots of shows do that — but also authentic to the music business and to kids’ real experience as they learn to grow up. I can’t think of a show that does anything like it.”
“I am absolutely thrilled to embark on such an ambitious project to deliver a great new piece of entertainment to the kids audience around the world and be associated with such talent as Scooter and Mike,” adds Sissman, “as this project combines the two greatest passions of my professional life, music and kids and family entertainment.”