Thursday, October 20, 2016

Nickelodeon Acquires Rights To "Bruno And Boots: Go Jump In The Pool" TV Movie For Channels In Australia And Europe

The Canadian production studio Breakthrough Entertainment Inc. (Ride, Max & Shred, Rocket Monkeys) has announced the exciting news that Nickelodeon Australia & New Zealand and Nickelodeon channels in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Benelux, Scandinavia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland have acquired the broadcast rights to the wildly successful movie Bruno and Boots: Go Jump In The Pool!

Based on the much-loved Macdonald Hall book series by Gordon Korman (Swindle), Bruno and Boots follows the adventures of Bruno Walton (Jonny Gray, Ride, Max & Shred) and Melvin "Boots" O'Neal (Callan Potter, The Other Kingdom), the most infamous troublemakers at Macdonald Hall, a prestigious school for boys, and, within their time at the school, Bruno has managed to convince Boots to tag along during countless prank operations.

Featuring an eclectic mix of supporting characters ranging from an an eccentric school genius to a hypochondriac snob, Bruno and Boots' epic pranks and frequent unintended consequences keep the stories continuously thrilling.

In Bruno and Boots: Go Jump in the Pool (1 x 90), after a dismal defeat at the hands of their York Academy rivals at the semi-annual swim meet, Bruno uncovers that Macdonald Hall is perilously close to losing several top students to York (including his best pal Boots) thanks to the Hall’s less than impressive sports facilities.

Determined to keep Boots at Macdonald Hall, Bruno goes on the fundraising warpath to build their own pool. Through rummage sales, nationally televised bake-offs and other ill-advised (borderline illegal) schemes, the Macdonald Hall boys raise a good chunk of cash. But with the final swim meet of the season close at hand and only half the funds raised, Bruno must take drastic action to keep Boots from becoming a dreaded York "turkey" – a fate worse than any detention Headmaster William “The Fish” Sturgeon (Peter Keleghan) can dole out - including rallying the girls of Scrimmage Academy in his epic quest!

Bruno & Boots: Go Jump in the Pool! is produced by Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen of Aircraft Pictures (Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, Cybergeddon), written by Adam Barken (Killjoys, Flashpoint) and directed by Vivieno Caldinelli (This Hour has 22 Minutes, Odd Squad). Bruno & Boots: Go Jump in the Pool! also stars Hannah Vandenbygaart (Make it Pop, Tell the World), Kiana Madeira (Really Me, My Babysitter’s a Vampire), Joshua Kilimnik (Backstage, Odd Squad), Drew Haytaoglu (Anne of Green Gables), Isiah Lea (The Stanley Dynamic), Jayne Eastwood (Little Mosque On The Prairie), Scott Thompson (Kids In The Hall), and Caroline Rhea (Sabrina, The Teenage Witch) as Ms. Scrimmage. The movie was produced with the financial participation of the Shaw Rocket Fund and the Bell Fund.

Following the tremendous response from the films world premiere on YTV in Canada in April 2016, Breakthrough has announced that Bruno and Boots will be continuing their hilarious adventures in two brand new sequels which are currently in production, Bruno & Boots: This Can’t Be Happening at Macdonald Hall and Bruno & Boots: The Wizzle War. These sequels will follow in the spirit of the original film and will once again feature the infamous troublemakers from Bruno and Boots: Go Jump in the Pool.

In This Can't be Happing at Macdonald Hall, Headmaster Sturgeon has had enough. In an attempt to put an end to Bruno and Boots’ high jinks, he declares that they are to be separated; no shared classes and, most certainly, no shared dorm room. This punishment is worse than anything the boys could have imagined. However, if Bruno and Boots can alienate every boy in Dormitory 3, Sturgeon will be forced to re-unite them. The plot almost succeeds, but one misstep forces the girls from the Scrimmage Academy for Education and Awakening to move into Macdonald Hall, leaving Bruno and Boots back where they started.

In The Wizzle War, the Boards of Directors launch an experimental educational program, introducing authoritarian Assistant Headmaster Mr. Wizzle to the boys of Macdonald Hall and the miserable Assistant Headmistress Ms. Peabody to whip the girls of the Scrimmage Academy into shape. With new dress codes, psychological testing, and early-morning wake-up calls with track laps as punishment, the boys and girls decide Wizzle and Peabody have to go. But how? As they pull out all the stops, they ultimately turn to the theory that “love conquers all” to oust the pair once and for all.

Joining the cast for the first time in Bruno & Boots: The Wizzle War are Kathleen Phillips (Mr. D, Sunnyside) as Ms. Peabody and Matt Baram (Make It Pop, Seed) as Mr. Wizzle.

The Bruno and Boots series is produced by Aircraft Pictures and distributed by Breakthrough Entertainment.

Additional sources: IMDb, Corus Entertainment, YTV, Hakan Haytaoglu, Kidscreen.; H/T: TVKids.
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