On Friday morning, Cartoon Network Studios have is an exclusive sneak peek at three new shows that have recently been picked up by HBO Max! This panel featured Julia Pott (creator of Summer Camp Island), Stephen P. Neary (creator of The Fungies), and Myke Chilian (creator of Tig n’Seek).
Summer Camp Island:
Summer Camp Island follows the story of Oscar (an anthropomorphic elephant) and Hedgehog (an anthropomorphic Hedgehog); two best friends who find themselves at their first-ever summer sleep away camp. They quickly find out that this is summer camp is riddled with magic, monsters, talking pajamas, and their camp counselors are all teenage witches. The series creator says she based Oscar and Hedgehog’s friendship on that of her own with her close friend Tom Brown. Pott shared that in the second season they wanted to explore more of Hedgehog’s journey beginning witch training and what that means for her friendship with Oscar. “We also get to know Oscar’s magical purpose throughout this season,” remarked Pott. “When I was growing up, I was really interested in filmmaking and storytelling, particularly animation.” Pott closed out her portion of the panel by debuting an all-new clip from season 2 of Summer Camp Island.
Tig n’ Seek:
Tig n’ Seek is an all-new animated series that just premiered this weekend on HBO Max. Series creator Myke Chilian shared that the series follows a boy named Tiggy and his gadget-building cat, Gweeseek, as they search for the all lost items of Wee Gee City. “It’s a place where if you lose something, you call the department and they will send out Tiggy and Gweseek to come to find whatever it is you’re missing,” noted Chilian. He closed out his portion of the panel with a clip from the new series. Tig n’ Seek is currently streaming on HBO Max
The Fungies is an all-new upcoming series created by Stephen Neary. Originally developed for Cartoon Network, it is now set to debut exclusively on HBO Max next month. The Fungies follows the story of what Neary describes as “little tiny mushroom people” living in prehistoric times. Neary gave us a quick rundown of what we can expect from the new animated series. “Seth is a ten year old fungus kid who’s always trying to get the other Fungies excited about science and exploring and learning,” notes Leary. “In addition to all the dinosaurs, there’s also a lot of other crustaceans and different kinds of prehistoric creatures and monsters.” Neary closed out his portion of the panel by showing us how to draw Seth. The Fungies debuts on HBO Max on August 20th.