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Disney deal for Big City Greens’ Houghtons

Big City Greens is influenced by the Houghton brothers’ childhood

Disney Channel in the US has ordered a third season of animated comedy series Big City Greens and signed an overall development deal with the show’s creators, Chris and Shane Houghton.

Under the agreement, the brothers will continue their work on Big City Greens and develop new animated series, shorts and movies for Disney Channel and streaming service Disney+.

Best known for creating, writing and illustrating their comic book series Reed Gunther, about a bear-riding cowboy, the Houghtons have written and illustrated comics for The Simpsons, Adventure Time and Peanuts, among others.

For television, Chris worked as a storyboard artist on Disney’s series Gravity Falls, and Shane as an editor for reality series Tattoo School. The duo worked together on Harvey Beaks, Chris as storyboard director and Shane as staff writer.

Big City Greens follows mischievous and optimistic 10-year-old Cricket Green, who moves from the country to the big city with his wildly out-of-place family – older sister Tilly, father Bill and Gramma Alice.

The series is influenced by the Houghton brothers’ childhood growing up in the small rural town of St Johns, Michigan, with many of the locations and characters inspired by their real-life family members and townsfolk.

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