Animation & Creative Director David Webster and Executive Producer Patrick Egerton have partnered to establish Cheeky Little Media, specializing in the production of screened entertainment for children.
Following several years working together at Ambience Entertainment, Webster and Egerton’s shared experience in, and passion for animation has motivated them to form the company that will focus on producing a number of television series properties aimed at pre-school and primary school aged audiences.
Cheeky Little Media will continue to produce three original properties that Webster and Egerton were developing with various co-production partners while at Ambience – Spongo & Fuzz, a buddy comedy for 8-12 year olds, Bottersnikes & Gumbles, a CGI series based on the original Australian book series, and The Kazoops, an imaginative pre-school series based on original songs.
As a first port of call, Egerton will be travelling to Cannes to attend Mipcom from October 7-10, where he will be talking to a number of network executives and producers about properties currently on the Cheeky Little slate, as well as seeking out new creative opportunities and partnerships.
The Cheeky Little Media production team will be based at Manly in Sydney Australia, in a newly formed space that Webster and Egerton can scale up to cater for busy periods through production.
David Webster’s career in animation spans 25 years. As the founder of Ambience Entertainment, David has produced and directed several successful animated productions, most notably the long-running television series Erky Perky and the multi award-winning The Adventures of Figaro Pho. In 2013, David formed Cheeky Little Media with Executive Producer Patrick Egerton to develop and direct a unique slate of animated entertainment properties for children.
Patrick Egerton has been specializing in the production and development of animated content for more than 10 years in Australia and the UK. At Animal Logic in Sydney and Chief Productions in the UK, Egerton produced VFX and animation for several high-profile television commercials and series including Farscape before joining Ambience Entertainment in Sydney as its Executive Producer of International Co-Productions. In 2013, Egerton partnered with Animation & Creative Director David Webster to form Cheeky Little Media which specializes in animated entertainment for children.