Netflix recently announced that CalArtian Shannon Tindle (Film/Video 99) is adapting the William Joyce children’s book Ollie’s Odyssey into a live action television series Lost Ollie. The story follows a special toy named Ollie, who sets out on an adventure across the countryside in search of the boy who lost him.
Tindle, creator of Kubo and the Two Strings and character designer for Coraline, is turning Joyce’s work into four 45-minute episodes.
Netflix’s Director of YA and Family Series Teddy Biaselli said, “Shannon found a deeply personal connection to the material and has brought Ollie to life with the same artistry and emotion that he did on Kubo, Coraline, and his Emmy-winning work on Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends.”
Lost Ollie will be directed by Peter Ramsey. Most recently, Ramsey directed with CalArts alum Bob Persichetti (Film/Video BFA 96) and Rodney Rothman, Sony Pictures Animation’s Academy Award-winning film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Tindle and Ramsey will also both serve as executive producers of the Netflix series. Shawn Levy and Josh Barry for 21 Laps Entertainment, the production company best known for Stranger Things, will also be joining as executive producers.