“We are thrilled to partner with Varsity Spirit and Foundation Media Partners to bring Spirits of Ridgeway High to life,” said Guru Studio President and Executive Creative Director Frank Falcone. “This show is a celebration of school spirit, teamwork, and the power of determination. Morgan Simianer is the perfect fit to lead our talented cast, and we cannot wait for audiences to fall in love with the world we have created.”
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“Varsity Spirit and Morgan are the perfect partners to bring this to life,” added Foundation Media Partners founder and CEO Patrick Hughes. “An industry pioneer, Varsity Spirit literally invented modern-day cheerleading as we know it and brings a wealth of knowledge and marketing power to the table. And Morgan has undeniable talent, she’s uniquely positioned to tell a story that authentically captures the heart and soul of this sport. But what sets Spirits of Ridgeway High apart is the fact that it’s not just about cheerleading; it’s a powerful coming-of-age series that tackles important issues facing kids today.”
Varsity Spirit is a cheerleading, dance teams, band apparel, camps, and competitions leader. As part of the Spirits of Ridgeway High production team, it continues its mission of promoting school spirit and teamwork for audiences of all ages.
“At Varsity Spirit, our mission has always been to promote school spirit and the values of teamwork, dedication, and inclusivity that are at the heart of cheerleading,” noted Varsity Spirit president Bill Seely. “We are excited to partner with Guru and Foundation to bring this project to audiences everywhere. This series not only embodies our commitment to the sport of cheerleading but also offers a unique brand extension and entertainment value for viewers of all ages.”
The show follows the story of Melissa Mayfield, an optimistic cheerleader who wants to revive her school’s spirit. Her mission is to lead her last-place cheer team to victory, but she soon discovers that cheer and music have secret magical powers. Melissa and her teammates must work together to master their powers to keep their school safe.
Guru Studio, Varsity Spirit, and Foundation Media Partners have teamed up to develop the new animated series, Spirits of Ridgeway High, featuring Morgan Simianer from Netflix’s popular documentary series CHEER.
Guru Studio is known for its work on popular animated series, including PAW Patrol, True and the Rainbow Kingdom, Ever After High, and most recently, the Sesame Street animated spin-off Mecha Builders.
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“I am beyond excited to be a part of this amazing project,” commented series star and executive producer Simianer. “As someone who knows firsthand the power of school spirit, I cannot wait for audiences to see the world we have created. This show is going to be a must-watch for anyone who loves animation, cheerleading, and magic.”