A couple of co-production deals between Singapore and global media companies have come out of this year’s MIPCOM, which saw a 40% growth in participation among Singapore production companies over last year.
The deals include a collaboration between Singapore’s Scrawl Studios and France’s Cybergroup Studios on the CGI-animated preschool series Zou, which is an adaptation of the children’s book series about a young zebra. The series will premiere on Disney in Europe in Q2 of 2012, and it has already been pre-sold in 50 countries.
Another animation co-production has been inked between Sparky Animation and Japanese companies Duckbill Entertainment, Bandai Visual and Baku Enterprise on the CGI-animated series One Stormy Night. The series, slated to premiere on Tokyo TV in April 2012, is based on the children’s book by Yuichi Kimura and tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a goat and a wolf.
This year, the Media Development Authority of Singapore led a delegation of 17 companies with more than 400 hours of factual drama and animation content up for sale.