A&K CD’s ‘Monsters’ to Bow on Disney

BOSTON The “Happy Monster Band,” an animated quartet of musical monsters conceived by Adams & Knight creative director Don Carter, will debut Oct. 1 on Disney Channel’s “Playhouse Disney” program block for preschoolers.

The Happy Monster Band will perform their “greatest hits” weekdays throughout October. Preschoolers and their caregivers will be encouraged to visit PlayhouseDisney.com to vote for their favorite songs.

“It all started about seven years ago when I had this idea to animate the 3-D illustration style I use for children’s books,” Carter said. “It was stuck in limbo for many years. Eventually, Kickstart Productions in L.A. optioned it. They pitched it to Disney, who then bought it as a series of music-video interstitials to run between shows.”

Loris Kramer Lunsford and Jason Netter serve as executive producers.

Independent Adams & Knight in Avon, Conn., is an integrated marketing communications firm that works for clients such as Masonicare, Hartford Hospital, Fidelity Investments and the United Way.