Leading animated storyteller Guru Studio announced that in collaboration with Varsity Spirit and Foundation Media Partners, they have accelerated development of the brand new animated series, Spirits of Ridgeway High. The show will feature Morgan Simianer, who captured hearts on Netflix’s hit documentary series Cheer.
As per official synopsis: Spirits of Ridgeway High follows the story of Melissa Mayfield, an optimistic cheerleader who wants to revive her school’s spirit. Her mission is to lead her last place cheer team to victory, but she soon discovers that cheer and music have secret magical powers. Melissa and her teammates will need to work together to master their powers to keep their school safe.
Varsity Spirit is the global leader in cheerleading, dance team and band apparel, camps and competitions. Foundation Media Partners is a leading production and brand partnership firm.
Guru Studio president and executive creative director Frank Falcone said, “This show is a celebration of school spirit, teamwork, and the power of determination. Morgan Simianer is the perfect fit to lead our talented cast, and we cannot wait for audiences to fall in love with the world we have created.”
Morgan Simianer will not only be starring in the series, but will also serve as an executive producer and cheer advisor. She shared, “As someone who knows firsthand the power of school spirit, I cannot wait for audiences to see the world we have created. This show is going to be a must-watch for anyone who loves animation, cheerleading, and magic.”
“At Varsity Spirit, our mission has always been to promote school spirit and the values of teamwork, dedication, and inclusivity that are at the heart of cheerleading,” said Varsity Spirit president Bill Seely.
Seely further mentioned, “This series not only embodies our commitment to the sport of cheerleading but also offers a unique brand extension and entertainment value for viewers of all ages. We believe that this series will inspire and uplift audiences while showcasing the athleticism and creativity of cheerleading in a fun and engaging way.”
Foundation Media Partners founder and CEO Patrick Hughes said, “An industry pioneer, Varsity Spirit literally invented modern day cheerleading as we know it and brings a wealth of knowledge and marketing power to the table. And Morgan has undeniable talent, she’s uniquely positioned to tell a story that authentically captures the heart and soul of this sport.”
Guru Studio is the animation powerhouse behind some of the most recognisable and beloved children’s properties including the smash hit PAW Patrol, True and the Rainbow Kingdom, Ever After High and most recently Mecha Builders, the Sesame Street animated spin-off.
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