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Nordic broadcasters greenlight more Tulipop Tales

NRK and YLE join Icelandic streamer Siminn to renew the animated preschool series for 2023, as well as picking up season one.
June 16, 2022

Nordic broadcasters NRK (Norway), YLE (Finland) and Icelandic streamer Siminn have collectively greenlit a second season of 2D-animated preschool series Tulipop Tales from Reykjavík-based prodco Tulipop and distributor Serious Kids in the UK. NRK and YLE have also snapped up season one.

Inspired by Icelandic folklore and set in a magical island forest where nothing is as it seems, the IP features a diverse mix of characters including a curious mushroom girl, a naive monster and an intelligent tree.

Production is already underway on the new 13 x seven-minute eps, which are expected to start airing early next year. Spain’s Ánima Estudios and Birdland Animation are co-producing with Tulipop again, and the second season is being financed by the Icelandic Film Centre, a group of private investors and tax rebates from Iceland and the Canary Islands.

Tulipop Tales season one debuted on Siminn in February and was backed by Nordisk Film & TV Fond. The show is based on a merch-driven lifestyle brand created by illustrator Signý Kolbeinsdóttir in 2010. It moved to YouTube in 2017 and premiered on TV last year.

 

 

 

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