Welcome to the wacky, mixed up world of Mutasia, a place that inspires creativity and self-discovery in children of all ages. As mixed up mixes of every animal imaginable, each inhabitant of Mutasia is a unique individual; and through them, we can all learn to embrace what makes us different. Children of every age will laugh and sing as the Mutasian adventures come to life through a series of colorful books, animation, music, and mobile apps.
Mutasia was founded in 2007 by entrepreneur Tami Cotsakos, a former K-8 elementary school music teacher in New Jersey and California. Tami always wanted to develop a family project that involved her love for children and animals by combining it with a creative and entertaining approach to learning about life’s lessons.
Tami’s daughter, Suzanne Cotsakos, an actor, writer, and producer, shared her passion, loved the idea and joined her Mom to co-found Mutasia and bring the project to life.
Tami wanted to create a safe and nurturing environment for children that encouraged creativity and taught about life’s many lessons in a fun and humorous way.
Together, mother and daughter pursued their dream and combined their passion, creativity and love for kids and animals to build a trusted and quality branded, family experience around Mom’s kitchen table — where her team still meets today to create the wacky, mixed up but not confused, world of Mutasia.
And, Mutasia® Children’s Entertainment was born.
Mutasia strives to “Mix It Up” by creating an environment that encourages creativity and teaches about life’s many lessons in a fun and humorous way.
Like the inhabitants of Mutasia, our team is comprised of unique individuals who have come together and blended their talents in an effort to create a world that will encourage children to explore the outer limits of their imaginations through stories, music, and art.
Tami Cotsakos, Co-Founder , Chief Executive & Creative Officer
Education: BS Music, William Paterson University (Wayne, NJ)
Experience: Entrepreneur, Designer and Music Teacher (K-8)
Suzanne Cotsakos, Co-Founder, President and Co-Head Writer
Education: BA Theatre Arts, Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA); BFA Motion Pictures & Television, Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA); MBA, William Paterson University (Wayne, NJ)
Experience: Entrepreneur, Actor, Author and Producer
Author of: Land of Illogical & Utterly Impossible Critters and Figley’s New Favorite Food, Figley’s Search for the Perfect Pet, Figley’s Little White Lie and Figley vs. the Mookling Hat
Voice of: Figley
Ryan McCulloch, Chief Artist & Designer, Co-Head Writer
Education: BA Traditional Illustration, Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA)
Experience: Illustrator, Animator and Character Designer
Illustrator of: Land of Illogical & Utterly Impossible Critters, Figley’s New Favorite Food, A Nib Christmas, Figley’s Search for the Perfect Pet, Figley’s Little White Lie and Figley vs. the Mookling Hat
Voice of: Chadwick
Julianne Miles, Chief Compliance Officer
Education: BS International Business, Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
Experience: Digital and Social Media, Auditor, Governance and Compliance
Brigitte VanBaelen, Chief Operations Officer
Education: BA Communications and Public Relations, COOVI-PIVIT University (Brussels, Belgium)
Experience: Management, Operations, Public Relations, Marketing and Community Outreach
Rob Broadhurst, Musical Director
Education: MFA, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (New York, NY); BA, University of California (Davis, CA)
Experience: Composer, Lyricist, Author and Voice Actor
Composer/Lyricist: Nature Calls, Christmas on Mutasia, The Mish Mash Bash Music
Co-Author of: The Land of Illogical and Utterly Impossible Critters
Voice of: Julio Habañero, Flavian and critters
Dr. Christos M. Cotsakos Ph.D., Co-Founder & Executive Chairman
Education: BA Communications, William Paterson University (Paterson, NJ); MBA, Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA); Ph.D. Economics, University of London, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (London, UK)
Experience: Technology Executive, Entrepreneur and Author