MIMO Studios is in talks with various streaming services and kid-focused media outlets regarding a trio of 45-minute 3-D animated musical specials based on author Deborah Diesen’s The Pout-Pout Fish books. The books were first published by Macmillan in 2008 and gave rise to 40+ titles in 8 different languages, resulting in 8.5 million copies sold. The series centers on a brave fish with a “frowny face and a big heart.”
Based on the work of Diesen and illustrator Dan Hanna, each special features three original songs from a wide range of genres, including Broadway, pop and funk. The protagonist faces down obstacles like water pollution or not having a school of friends to swim with by standing up for other characters in need.