NCS member Chris Houghton sells Animated Series to Disney XD

March 7th, 2016

HOUGHTON_CountryClubNCS member Chris Houghton and his brother Shane recently sold their first animated television series COUNTRY CLUB to Disney XD as reported in the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER magazine.

COUNTRY CLUB centers on Cricket Green, a mischievous and optimistic country boy who moves to the big city with his family. Cricket’s curiosity and enthusiasm leads his wildly out of place family on epic journeys and into the hearts of his new neighbors. Director Rob Renzetti (GRAVITY FALLS) serves as executive producer and the Houghton brothers serve as co-executive producers.

In 2009, Chris Houghton was the winner of the National Cartoonists Society Foundation’s second annual Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship for his excellent cartooning work as a college student. Upon graduation, Houghton entered the field of animation and joined the ranks of the NCS as a professional. Houghton has previously worked on television shows such as GRAVITY FALLS,HARVEY BEAKSADVENTURE TIMEWANDER OVER YONDER, and the MICKEY MOUSE shorts.

Chris and Shane (a writer) have previously collaborated on projects, most notably in comic books with their REED GUNTHER series published by Image, and THE SIMPSONS stories for Bongo Comics. Chris has also created covers for comic books such as ADVENTURE TIME, and MAD

The National Cartoonists Society offers congratulations to the Houghton brothers for their new achievement in animation, and looks forward to seeing their efforts when COUNTRY CLUB comes to television through the Disney XD channel.