Platinum Films and Bear Grylls have formed a joint venture, YBG Films, and will develop Grylls’ first-ever animated content for kids, dubbed Bear Grylls Young Adventurer. BRON Creative has partnered with YBG Films to produce the films and manage worldwide media distribution (excluding U.K. and Asia).
BRON has appointed Epic Story Media as worldwide licensing and merchandising agent for the movie franchise (excluding U.K. and Asia).
“This series of movies is all about bringing the spirit of adventure and exploration to young kids in a way that fires up their imagination, empowers them and brings out the adventurer in them all,” says Bear Grylls. “What’s great is that the movies are funny, translatable and thrilling at the same time; instilling values that are important for everyone–to follow your dreams, to succeed through failure and to never give up–but these movies also take kids on epic adventures, in far flung places around the globe. Bear Grylls Young Adventurer is inspiring, exciting and unique, but above all, it is rooted in fun, friendship and survival. All vital things for kids!”
The films follow Grylls’ fictional childhood exploits and are slated for release in summer 2020.