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Union secures overseas sales for Bear Hunt

Global broadcasters have snapped up animated special We're Going on A Bear Hunt from Lupus Films and Walker Productions.
March 18, 2016

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.

The special is produced by Bear Hunt Films‘ Ruth Fielding and Camilla Deakin, with Helen McAleer and Julia Posen of Walker Productions executive producing.

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.

About The Author
Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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