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Disney Orders Animated Series 'Primos' about Mexican American Family

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Disney Branded Television has ordered an original animated comedy series based on writer/director Natasha Kline's (Big City Greens, South Park) childhood experience titled Primos.

Primos Natasha KlinePrimos, the Spanish word for cousins follows Tater, an eccentric 10-year-old girl whose perspective is changed when 12 of her cousins from her extended Mexican-American family move in for the summer.

The story, based on Kline's childhood experiences with her extended multicultural Mexican American family. Tater's cousins help her discover her "it factor.' 

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Kline said, Primos is set in childhood summers spent with my cousins under one roof, and the comedy that's borne from that wonderfully hectic setting. As a kid, I didn't see myself or my culture represented onscreen, so I'm excited to share my family dynamic through these new Disney characters and stories."

Meredith Roberts, senior vice president/general manager, Television Animation, Disney Branded Television, said, "It's been especially gratifying to see Natasha directing more than 30 episodes of our #1 series 'Big City Greens' while also creating her own new show that bears her authentic comedic voice and her family's culture and values. We're looking forward to delivering it to kids and families worldwide."

Produced by Disney Television Animation, each half-hour "Primos" episode is comprised of two 11-minute stories. Tater's aspirations and larger-than-life imagination are seen via entries in her super-secret diary, which turn her deepest thoughts into grandiose animation sequences.


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