Comet Entertainment and Illuminated Films Team for Buddy & Elvis

Toronto-based production and distribution company Comet Entertainment has allied with The Illuminated Film Company in the UK to produce Buddy & Elvis, a 2D animated comedy series for kids ages 5-11. Based on the children’s books Have You Seen Elvis? and It’s Showtime Elvis! by author Andrew Murray and illustrator Nicola Slater, the show follows two tentacle-waving, fun-loving aliens who travel to Earth and disguise themselves as a family’s cat and dog.

“Kids need engaging content that is also creative and funny, and I’m excited to be working with Illuminated to bring Buddy & Elvis to life,” said Comet’s founder and CEO, Raquel Benitez. “As soon as we saw the initial concept we knew audiences would love the colourful style and laid-back but wacky humour, and we’re looking forward to sharing more about Buddy & Elvis in the upcoming months.”

Iain Harvey, founder and CEO of The Illuminated Film Co., commented: “I am delighted to be teaming up with Raquel and Comet Entertainment. We have long thought this series is ideal for a UK-Canadian co-production, and Comet have shown the enthusiasm and commitment that will help ensure a world-wide comedy success.”

Founded in 2001, Comet Ent. specializes in animated and live-action content, and has produced both features and series such as Santa vs. Claus, Around the World for Free! and MTV Latin America’s Wrappy Sex Police. The Illuminated Film Co., based in London, has delivered several successful series, including four-time BAFTA nominee Little Princess and The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories.

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Buddy and Elvis – Cat Powers!

It’s a question as old as time, or at least sliced bread – why does toast always land buttered side down? And it’s a wonder as old as feline evolution – how does a cat’s gyroscopic brain manage to twist its body into a purrfect four-point landing every time? If you ask Buddy and Elvis, the only way to answer these teasers is to tie them together into a 2 for 1, and then watch the fur, and butter, fly!

Buddy and Elvis

Illuminated Films

Buddy and Elvis

In class, Buddy and Elvis thought planet earth sounded so much fun that they skipped alien school and decided to pay us a visit.  On arrival, Buddy and Elvis slightly misjudge the planet’s pecking order and trade places with two unsuspecting pets. With the aid of special collars, the pair transform into cat and dog, whilst the ‘real’ pets are sent back to alien school in their place as cover!
Life as aliens disguised as pets takes some getting used to though: their dinner gets handed out in bowls on the floor and they have inherited some peculiar species habits…
Children’s series for ages 5-11, inspired by the successful children’s book series by Andrew Murray and Nicola Slater

Buddy and Elvis – Intelligent Life?

So you’re an alien from outer space, come down to Earth to enslave the human race and be worshipped as a god. We’ve all been there. But what physical form are you going to take? It’s got to be the most powerful species on Earth. The species that humans adore most, fear most, worship most. The species that humans feed, water, bathe, play with, fuss over, and take for walkies. Would you believe they’ll even clear up your poop? But is that species the Dog? Or the Cat? Make your choice and grab your collar…

Buddy and Elvis

Illuminated Films