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Rothman said, “Michael and his team at FOX Entertainment are undisputed all-time champions of broadcast animation; their record speaks for itself. At Modern Magic we’re committed to exploring the boundaries of what popular animated storytelling can be in the 21st Century, and this partnership Fox has extended is a true opportunity and much-appreciated vote of confidence for us and the worldwide community of ambitious, amazing artists that we’re grateful to work with.”
“What I love about Rodney is there are no limits to his creative, comedic genius, whether it’s reimagining iconic franchises, shaping instant cult classics, or writing laughs for Letterman,” said Thorn. “This direct deal with Rodney and Adam greatly expands our fast-growing Animation Domination slate, which is a key pillar to our growth strategy here in the U.S. and abroad.”
Source: FOX Entertainment
Under terms of the deal, Modern Magic will develop and produce half-hour and hour-long animated series for FOX. FOX Entertainment will fully own and distribute, while their Emmy Award winning animation studio, Bento Box, will produce. The agreement also allows Modern Magic to partner on a variety of projects with other animation production studios.
FOX Entertainment and Modern Magic, an innovation-focused media company founded by Academy Award winning filmmaker Rodney Rothman (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) and producing partner Adam Rosenberg, have entered into a broadcast direct agreement to develop animated programming for FOX Network. FOX Entertainment’s President of Entertainment, Michael Thorn, made the announcement.