Social media superstar Doug the Pug is realizing his “dream” of creating his own animated series
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Courtesy of Leslie Mosier/Doug The Pug
Doug the pug prepares to take cartoon form.
In January, the adorable social media juggernaut — who has more than 19 million online followers and more than a billion video views on YouTube — announced he was working on a new project.
The talented pup is currently developing an animated comedy series based on his personality and life as a dog star with the help of his pet parents Leslie Mosier and Rob Chianelli, Kickstart Entertainment and producer Loris Kramer Lunsford .
“It’s been a dream of ours since day one to create an animated series centered around the ‘world of Doug The Pug,’ and Kickstart is the dream team to make it happen,” shared Leslie Mosier and Rob Chianelli in a statement to PEOPLE. .
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“Together we are delighted to expand our mission to spread positivity, kindness and laughter through this show. We are confident that Doug’s fans on social media will love it, and new fans will love it too,” they added.
The next show is another feather in Doug’s already impressive cap. In addition to being a social media superstar, the multi-summer pet is a best-selling author, People’s Choice Award winner, and accomplished actor.
Doug and his co-creators are confident that the new animated pug series will be loved by those who are already dog fans and those who do not know Doug well.
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“Doug the Pug’s tremendous success on social media platforms and beyond is exactly the kind of foundation that Kickstart likes to build stories around. Doug is ready to bring his core appeal to an even wider audience, and the entire Kickstart team is ready to continue to evolve and bring this beloved character to animated programming,” said Kickstart’s Founder and CEO Jason Netter.
Doug the Pug is working to bring the animated show to fans as soon as possible. Keep an eye on Doug’s Instagram and Facebook pages for the latest on the dog’s new project and the rest of his adorable work.