What’s in the pipeline: Minimecs & The Fruitties

From an '80s reboot to miniature mechanics, Kidscreen is always on the hunt for cool new series and shows percolating in the production pipes.
June 19, 2019

From wacky tales for tots to complex stories for tweens, Kidscreen is always on the hunt for cool new series and shows percolating through the production pipelines. Check back regularly for other projects we’re watching out for. 

Minimecs (pictured)

Co-producers: Ferly (Finland), Yellow Animation (Canada), Zephyr (France)
Style: CG animation
Format: 52 x 11 minutes
Budget: US$10.5 million
Status: A bible, script and animatic are available. APC Kids is distributing globally, while Ferly is looking for broadcasters and SVOD platforms for commissions and acquisitions.
Delivery: Spring 2021

This comedy-adventure from Ferly creative VP Joonas Rissanen is about the tiny beings assigned to keep every human household on Earth running smoothly. No bigger than a thimble, the Minimecs fix things like clogged drains and broken appliances—all without being detected. The series follows along as a group of new recruits and their fearless leader use teamwork and problem-solving to put things right.

The Fruitties

Producer: D’Ocon Films (Spain)
Style: CG animation
Format: 52 x 11 minutes
Budget: US$5 million
Status: In development, with a completed pilot episode and full pitch bible. The project was introduced at MIPTV, and the producers are seeking broadcaster pre-sales and distribution partners.
Delivery: Fall 2020

The Fruitties is a reboot of an original animated series from D’Ocon that aired on TVE Spain in the ’80s and eventually reached a global audience. This latest iteration is created by D’Ocon Films founder and director/producer Antoni D’Ocon, and stars a trio of fruits on a quest to relocate their village far away from a suddenly active volcano. Directed by D’Ocon Films VP Carla D’Ocon, it promises to uphold the original show’s themes of equality. inclusion and environmental preservation.

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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



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