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Brothers’ childhood in rural Michigan inspires new Disney cartoon

Jun 25, 2018

Chris and Shane Houghton's latest show was inspired by their childhood home in Clinton County, Michigan
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The Disney Channel has just rolled out a new animated kid series called Big City Greens.

Chris and Shane Houghton, brothers and co-creators of Big City Greens, grew up in Clinton County, Michigan in the small town of St. Johns.

The television show is about a family that moves from the countryside to the big city. The family’s trajectory is not unlike that of Chris and Shane, who moved from a small town in Michigan to the big metropolis that is Los Angeles.

Listen above to hear more about how Chris and Shane got their inspiration for Big City Greens, and how they followed their dreams to become co-creators of a television show on the Disney Channel.

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