TRICK 3D & Discovery Kids Latin America Ready The Jolliest Elf

TRICK 3D & Discovery Kids Latin America Ready The Jolliest Elf

TRICK 3D and Discovery Kids Latin America today announced their co-production agreement on a first-of-its-kind animated talent competition series, “The Jolliest Elf.” As part of the agreement, Discovery Kids will hold exclusive media rights for all of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The 12, seven-minute-long episodes are being created using real-time animation powered by Epic Games’ Unreal Engine. This new animation technique using real-time game engine technology has the potential to bring more interactive animated content to market faster than ever before. Atlanta-based animation studio TRICK 3D, helmed by Director Chad Eikhoff, has been developing a new real-time animation pipeline over the past five years.

In season one of the series, five contestants from across Santa’s Village in the North Pole will compete on stage to win the title of Jolliest Elf. Mr. Jingles hosts The Jolliest Elf, which features a trio of judges: the glamorous and talented Glo; the hard-to-please critic Tiny; and the lovable and encouraging Frosty.

TRICK 3D Founder Chad Eikhoff said: “I am extremely excited to be using real-time animation to share some of the North Pole’s finest talent with families this Christmas season. The North Pole wanted to open their only competition show, The Jolliest Elf, for the rest of the world to participate, so we leveraged all the latest technology and added some Christmas magic to allow families to watch and vote for their favorites this season.”

Flavio Medeiros, director of program sourcing and acquisitions at Discovery Kids, said: “We found in The Jolliest Elf a great opportunity to bring an innovative, fun and heart-lifting competition series to Discovery Kids. It was very exciting to work with Chad, TRICK 3D and the North Pole teams in this unique show that will surprise our viewers in Latin America this holiday season.”

Claudia Scott-Hansen, co-founder of Cookbook Media, global franchise management agency ,said: “We love the combination of the heart and warmth of a traditional Christmas special, with the tune-in appeal of a talent competition series. As such, we’re working to build this IP into a perennial holiday franchise through brand activation, content strategy, distribution, consumer products, live events and more. This property has high commercial appeal and also the exciting potential of new performers each Christmas season.”

About TRICK 3D

TRICK 3D is a 3D animation and innovation studio. TRICK 3D’s roots are in both commercial and original 3D content production, most notably as the production studio that brought the holiday special-turned-classic “The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf’s Story” to families everywhere. The studio’s client roster includes Turner Broadcasting System, Cartoon Network, The Coca-Cola Company, CNN, Delta Air Lines, Sprout, The Make-A-Wish Foundation and many more. Visit for more information. For more on The Jolliest Elf, visit

About Discovery Kids

Discovery Kids is the leading pay TV network for preschoolers in Latin America, offering premium content for kids 4-8 years old. The channel celebrates the joy of being a real kid, welcoming all kids and celebrating their differences and uniqueness, while encouraging them to have fun exploring their world.

About Cookbook Media LLC

Headquartered in New York, Cookbook Media, a global franchise management agency, offers a turnkey solution from intellectual property development and global content distribution to L&M monetization. Headed by industry veterans Claudia Scott-Hansen and Rob Bencal, who offer combined expertise in the development of intellectual properties from concept to screen to shelf with experience from companies such as Mattel, Hasbro, BBC, HIT Entertainment, 9 Story Media and The Jim Henson Company. Cookbook Media works with various IP owners from independents to major studios. For more information visit

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