Guru Studio, a Toronto-based animation studio, has announced that it has officially begun work on a faithful retelling of the beloved classic. Charlotte’s web, a family mini-series produced by Sesame Workshop for HBO Max. The stylized 3D-rendered adaptation was first announced earlier this year and will be available in 2024.
EB White’s timeless story Charlotte’s Web tells the story of a cattle pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte. When Wilbur’s life is in danger, Charlotte weaves messages on her web, praising Wilbur in order to drum up public support and persuade the farmer to let him live.
“Having collaborated with Guru on an earlier series, we know they are a leader in animated storytelling, captivating and inspiring children and families around the world with their stunning visuals. We are thrilled to begin production on a story faithful to one of the most beloved children’s novels and tackles the important topics of life, friendship and selflessness,” said Kay Wilson Stallings, executive vice president of creative and production from Sesame Workshop.
“We’re thrilled to be working with the incredible team at Sesame Workshop once again to help them create the definitive version of this classic and beloved story for an all-new audience,” said Frank Falcone, president and chief executive officer of Sesame Workshop. creation of Guru Studio.
This is the second partnership between Sesame Workshop, the educational nonprofit behind sesame street, and Guru Studio, the Toronto-based animation powerhouse. Guru is currently in production on Sesame Street Mecha Buildersthe sesame street animated spin-off. This show reimagines Elmo, Cookie Monster and Abby Cadabby as superhero robots in training.
Manufacturing on Charlotte’s web began at Studio Guru earlier this month, as the studio ramps up recruitment across a range of roles and departments.