Australia’s ABC is among a quartet of broadcasters on-board animated children’s special We’re Going on A Bear Hunt from Lupus Films (The Snowman and the Snowdog) and Walker Productions.
Brokered by UK-based distributor Union Media, SVT Sweden, NRK Norway and YLE Finland also acquired the hand-drawn film based on Walker Books’ bestselling children’s bedtime story by author Michael Rosen.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt follows the adventures of a young family that decides to venture into the countryside one day in search of bears.
Joanna Harrison and Robin Shaw are the films’ co-directors.
Channel 4 in the UK is set to premiere the film later this year, and a theatrical release will follow in 2017.
Union Media first introduced the project to global buyers at this year’s Kidscreen Summit and will take the film to MIPTV in April.