CUDO is the new name of The SkyFarm Company, a Virginia-based studio developing original, family-focused IP spanning animation, Roblox experiences, Web3 games, toys, and more. They have announced the completion of a $250,000 pre-seed round to develop original properties on multiple platforms.
“We’re thrilled to announce our new name, along with plans to reimagine and reinvent family entertainment for the 21st century. We aim to set the standard for interconnected, family-oriented story universes ranging from your living room TV to the Metaverse and beyond. By building a Roblox division with some of the best talent in the community, developing our animated series with industry veterans, and exploring the many possibilities that Web3 presents for our IP, we are laying the groundwork to be at the forefront of storytelling in this new era,” says CUDO CEO and co-founder Dave Martell.
CUDO chief creative officer and co-founder Will Bryan said, “For years we’ve been forging our own path through emerging media landscapes. Our focus on telling stories with emotional intelligence is at the heart of everything we build. At every turn we ask ourselves, what would Jim Henson or Walt Disney create if they got started with the tools we have today?”
Co-created by Scott Albert (PAW Patrol, Top Wing), CUDO’s first animated series Duncan’s Flying Tugboat is in development. The show’s narrative will be interwoven with experiences designed by CUDO’s Roblox division to expand the storyline with user-generated content and interactive worlds.