Anything can become a competition when kids are involved, from who can run laps around the yard the fastest to who can throw their balled-up socks the farthest. Brothers Griffin and Turner approach winning differently. It’s more about the journey and less about the first-place title. They approach a lot of things differently and learn differently too. And it’s not just because Turner has Down syndrome.
TVOkids and Big Jump Entertainment are pleased to announce their collaboration on the 2D-animated series Griffin and Turner. Based on real Canadian brothers with a significant online following that appreciates their supportive, authentic relationship, Griffin and Turner inspires learning and fun through the invented challenges taken on by these brothers, their family, and their friends.
“When I first watched Griffin and Turner online, I was struck at how sweet they were together. A sweetness that didn’t feel like it was for the camera but true to their relationship. But then when I saw glimpses of the goofy brother dynamic and then learned the story of this family, I was smitten. I wanted even more of the world to meet these two.” – Karen Swerdfeger, VP of Development at Big Jump Entertainment
“Griffin and Turner will explore the different approaches to learning and the personal challenges therein. The animated series inspired by real-life brothers from Nova Scotia with an impressive online following is set to be Big Jump’s most enduring project to date. We are very excited to start the journey of realizing Griffin and Turner to the screen in collaboration with TVOkids, the perfect home from which to tell their stories.” – Rick Morrison, President of Big Jump Entertainment
“TVOkids is thrilled to partner on this series, which does an incredible job of authentically representing a supportive sibling relationship. On-screen representation matters, and I think it’s important that the series was developed in consultation with the Down syndrome community. We look forward to sharing Griffin and Turner with the many families and educators that turn to TVOkids for quality learning experiences that prepare kids for school and life.” – Kirsten Hurd, Executive Producer at TVOkids