Original Film Bruno and Boots: Go Jump In The Pool has been sold internationally to Nickelodeon (Europe/Australia), HBO Eastern Europe and Disney Latin America
TORONTO (October 19, 2016) – Wildly successful kids television duo Bruno and Boots will continue their hilarious adventures with the announcement of two brand new sequels currently in production, Bruno & Boots: This Can’t Be Happening at Macdonald Hall and Bruno & Boots: The Wizzle War. Based on the much-loved Macdonald Hall book series by Gordon Korman, these sequels follow in the spirit of the original film and once again featuring the infamous troublemakers from, Bruno and Boots: Go Jump in the Pool.
Bruno Walton and Melvin “Boots” O’Neal are the most infamous troublemakers at Macdonald Hall -‐ a prestigious school for boys and within their time at the school, Bruno has managed to convince Boots to tag along during countless prank operations. Featuring an eclectic mix of supporting characters ranging from an an eccentric school genius to a hypochondriac snob, Bruno and Boots’ epic pranks and frequent unintended consequences keep these films and stories continuously thrilling.
In addition to the announcement of the sequels, the first installment of the film series has recently been licensed by Breakthrough Entertainment to Nickelodeon (Europe/Australia), HBO Eastern Europe, and Disney Latin America. The first film of the Bruno and Boots series saw a tremendous response from its world premiere on YTV in April 2016. This success presented the obvious decision to green light the next two installments also produced by Aircraft Pictures.
“After seeing audiences embrace the first film we are thrilled with the opportunity to continue adapting Gordon Korman’s beloved work for the screen, utilizing the extensive distribution network of Breakthrough Entertainment,” says Anthony Leo, Co-President of Aircraft Pictures.
“We are excited to be featuring two brand new installments of the Bruno and Boots series,” says Craig McGillivray, Vice President, Distribution at Breakthrough Entertainment. “With the successful distribution of the first hit film to international markets, we look forward to the opportunity to expand on that reach with the next two films.”
About Breakthrough Entertainment
Breakthrough Entertainment Inc. is an award winning producer and distributor of premium content for worldwide audiences. The entertainment studio’s operations include the development and distribution of feature films, television and digital content; international co-productions and production services. Breakthrough’s digital media division ranks amongst the industry’s most respected producers of high quality interactive entertainment on mobile and online platforms. Established over 30 years ago, Breakthrough’s library now boasts over 40 feature films and 4000 television episodes which air on major networks and digital channels across the globe. The studio has been recognized with international awards including numerous Gemini’s, Canadian Screen Awards, and Canadian Comedy Awards. www.breakthroughentertainment.com. Follow @breakthru_ent on Twitter.
About Aircraft Pictures
Founded by Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen, Aircraft Pictures is a scripted content production company based in Toronto with offices in Los Angeles. Aircraft is currently in post-production on the two latest Bruno & Boots film sequels and in production on their first animated feature film The Breadwinner – a co-production with Cartoon Saloon & Melusine Productions in association with Executive Producer Angelina Jolie. Recent credits also include the live action comedy television series Raising Expectations starring Molly Ringwald & Jason Priestley; the Shaw Rocket Prize nominated Bruno & Boots: Go Jump In The Pool; the award-winning sci-fi comedy series Todd & The Book Of Pure Evil and the Canadian Screen Award nominated family sitcom What’s Up, Warthogs! www.aircraftpictures.com. Follow @aircraftpix on Twitter.
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