Wow! Unlimited gets musical with Bob Ezrin

The former Pink Floyd producer is now in development on two "music-infused" kids programs, including Ukulele U with CBC.

Wow! Unlimited Media is partnering with legendary Canadian music producer Bob Ezrin to create a slate of “music-infused” kids programming.

There are currently two projects in development under the partnership, Ukulele U (pictured) and an untitled series inspired by the music of legendary jazz guitarist Les Paul. Ukulele U, which is being developed in association with the CBC, will star musician Melanie Doane along with a group of ukulele-playing kids who will perform “kidified” popular songs, along with famous guest stars.

Ezrin has worked with a number of well-known bands and performers, including Pink Floyd, KISS, U2, Alice Cooper and Andrea Bocelli. Wow! Unlimited is led by Nelvana co-founder Michael Hirsh and Frederator founder Fred Seibert, which formed after the merger of Rainmaker Entertainment, Frederator and Hirsh’s Ezrin Hirsh Entertainment prodco.

Wow! Unlimited is set to debut an ad-supported specialty channel dedicated to kids programming this year, following its acquisition of Bell Media’s Comedy Gold channel in 2018. Wow! Unlimited has previously inked a production deal with Mattel for a Barbie TV series through its subsidiary Mainframe Studios.