London-based production company, Naked Entertainment continues to grow its portfolio of factual and entertainment programming with its latest commission for Channel 4; The Greatest Kids’ Films Ever Made (w/t), a celebration and discovery of how the most successful children’s films were crafted.
This 90 minute documentary will delve into the fascinating and untold stories behind some of the best-loved kids’ films of modern cinema, exploring not only the history of the genre but also the stars, directors, producers and writers who helped create it.
With first-hand accounts, behind-the-scenes footage, break-out moments and a nostalgic selection of some of the most iconic and thrilling scenes in cinema, from timeless smash hits like Mary Poppins to modern classics like Back to the Future, ET and The Goonies to Home Alone and Finding Nemo, the documentary will provide an insider’s guide to how these motion picture classics went on to capture the hearts and imaginations of children and adults all over the world.
Tom O’Brien, Director of Development at Naked Entertainment, says “Whether you’re 9 or 90 - kids’ movies never lose their magic. Their powerful spell brings whole families together for some of our most cherished co-viewing. This Channel 4 film hopes to show our appreciation of that, by chronicling the story of the best and brightest.”
Jonny Rothery Commissioning Editor of Formats and Music of Channel 4, says “From our very first trip to the cinema to the traditional festive viewing of the family classics, kids’ movies are now part of the furniture. With Spielberg’s successful run of hits, Pixar’s monopoly of animations and everyone’s perennial favourites; the Disney’s singalong classics, we hope to have something here for everyone.”
The Greatest Kids’ Films Ever Made (w/t) has been commissioned by Jonny Rothery, Commissioning Editor for Formats and Music for Channel 4. Naked Entertainment’s Simon Andreae and Tom
O’Brien will serve as Executive Producers with Richard Nash as Producer and Director. Production of the show has already begun and will air later in 2017.
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About Naked Entertainment
Naked Entertainment creates and produces high quality, innovative factual and entertainment programming for the UK, US and international TV markets.
Recent productions include; family survival show The Week We Went Wild (4 x 60’); extreme make-under show Celebrity 100% Hotter both for Channel 5; 100% Hotter (10 x 60’) season one and two for 5STAR; Britain’s Best Boy Racers (6 x 4’) and Threesome Dating (6 x 4’) for All 4, and E4 pilot My Hotter Half (1 x30’).
The company is a partnership between multi-award winning producer Simon Andreae and multinational production and distribution group FremantleMedia.