3Pas Studios and Encantos are partnering to develop new children’s entertainment IP for international audiences.
Eugenio Derbez (Acapulco, Coda, Overboard) and his 3Pas Studios partner Ben Odell join forces with Encantos, the global creator platform bringing purpose-driven entertainment to kids, founded by Susie Jaramillo and Steven Wolfe Pereira (Canticos, Skeletina and the In-Between World, Tiny Travelers) to develop new children’s entertainment IP that aims to ignite critical thinking and creative problem solving skills in ways that kids will find entertaining, culturally-authentic and relatable.
Encantos is expanding its award-winning portfolio of Encantos Originals for kids and families with a new property that will incorporate Derbez’s unique blend of wit, wisdom, and heart. The new IP features a confident, street-smart, brilliant boy who unwittingly gets into trouble and uses his humor, wit, and ingenuity to get himself out of sticky situations. Featuring an ensemble cast of odd-ball multi-generational characters, Encantos and 3Pas will bring the property to life in engaging ways across digital and physical products including an animated series, consumer products, publishing, and interactive experiences in the Encantos app.
“Making a child laugh is the best feeling in the world,” said Derbez. “Now just imagine if they can also learn while they are being entertained! We want it to be universal but through a specific Latino lens. I have a seven year old daughter and I just never feel like there is enough content that speaks to her and reflects who she is. We want 3pas to be part of the solution and Encantos is the perfect partner to help us achieve this.”
“Eugenio has a special gift for connecting with children and it shines through his work,” said Encantos Chief Story Officer and President of Encantos Studios Susie Jaramillo. “He is a natural Storyteacher who understands the power of humor to help kids learn. We can’t wait to channel his bigheartedness and comedic genius into a property that entertains and engages kids while teaching them valuable new fundamental skills like critical thinking, problem solving, and perseverance.”
“While over 50% of kids in the United States are multicultural, children’s entertainment and education does not reflect today’s diverse world,” said Encantos CEO Steven Wolfe Pereira. “Families expect and deserve greater representation in what their kids are seeing and learning. Encantos is bringing culturally authentic voices together on a platform that provides the broader range of perspectives that has been missing.”
“One of our priorities at 3Pas is bringing more diverse-focused content to the kids and family space and we love Steven and Susie’s vision for Encantos. We want to swing big and build out a lasting property that can teach kids using all of the multimedia platforms available to them. And as always, we want to do it with humor and heart and we love to work with and support talented LatinX partners to get there,” said Odell.
Derbez joins a roster of creators from around the world on the Encantos Storyteaching platform committed to helping kids learn 21st-century skills. Eugenio Derbez and Ben Odell will serve as executive producers on the property on behalf of 3Pas Studios, along with Susie Jaramillo and Steven Wolfe Pereira on behalf of Encantos.
3Pas Studios is represented by UTA & attorney Howard Abramson. Encantos is represented by attorney Lisa E. Davis at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC.