UK indie Acamar Films has teamed up with Irish animation studio Brown Bag Films and London-based Tandem Films to co-produce the new animated series Bing Bunny, which will make its debut at the upcoming MIPTV market in Cannes, France.
The show, based on the books by author and illustrator Ted Dewan, will launch with initial episodes at MIPTV. The 78 x seven-minute series has been developed for BBC preschool channel CBeebies, which will air the series this spring. A number of global broadcasters are also on-board with sales to be announced soon.
Acamar is developing a global publishing, licensing and digital campaign for Bing Bunny. A multi-territory representation agreement has also already been signed with TLC (The Licensing Company) to develop Bing Bunny with partners around the world. And to that effect, Acamar and TLC have appointed children’s publisher Harper Collins to produce a major multi-format TV tie-in program for Bing Bunny as well as to re-issue the entire series of Ted Dewan’s original classic Bing books.
The first of these re-issues occurred in the UK in August 2013, and the second in January 2014, with further book launches planned for the coming months.