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Cartoon Network greenlights series based on ‘Summer Camp Island’ from Sundance

From Adventure Time's Julia Pott

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Cartoon Network is bringing “Summer Camp Island” to series, the show will be based on the original short created by Julia Pott (Adventure Time).

The short just completed its run at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, it was screened as part of the Animated Short Films category. The show will continue to explore the mysteries that Oscar and his best friend Hedgehog encounter at a magical summer camp. “Summer Camp Island” is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and is slated to debut next year.

“Summer Camp Island is a great example of the kind of creativity generated by our acclaimed studio shorts program,” said Rob Sorcher, Cartoon Network chief content officer. “We are all wanting to spend summers inside this timeless and magical world captured by Julia’s signature warmth and inventiveness.”

“Summer Camp Island” has also screened and won at Ottawa International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and American Film Institute. The series will follow Oscar and his best friend Hedgehog, who have just been dropped off at their first summer camp.

The network goes on to describe the series stating, “Away from their parents, the two friends must summon all their courage to navigate mysteries and wonders of this magical camp where camp counselors are witches, horses become unicorns, and monsters live under the bed. Not all camps offer the opportunity to swim with a talking shark in the swimming pool, crawl under the bed into a different universe, or make friends with the moon, but on Summer Camp Island, anything can happen.”

Pott is a British animator and illustrator who graduated from Kingston University with first class honors, and in 2011, she graduated from the Royal College of Art with a Master’s degree in Animation. In 2015 Pott joined the Cartoon Network family as a writer for on the hit series “Adventure Time”. Fans of “Adventure Time” will get to watch all-new adventures in “Adventure Time Islands” in February.