At MIPCOM 2016, Telegael (Ireland), Discreet Art (India) and Areavisual/La Mar Media (Colombia) inked an agreement to co-produce a new animated preschool series, Ana the Pirate (52 x 7). The partnership was facilitated by Kreiworks Australia, and marks the first collaboration between the three companies.
A short,Spanish-language pilot series titled Ana Pirata, created in Colombia, currently airs on Discovery Kids Latin America. This series was selected as a finalist at the 2016 Prix Jeunesse International, where it was also nominated for the Gender Equity prize.
The new full-length, CG animated show will be produced initially in English, Spanish and Irish, and distributed globally. Ana the Pirate / Ana Pirata is expected to debut on TV in 2018.
Ana the Pirate follows a young girl who becomes an intrepid pirate when her magic bathtub transforms into a pirate ship. On the open sea, Ana the Pirate and her loyal, comical rubber duck named Cua-Cua live out fantastic adventures.
Each episode demonstrates that everyone can be brave in the face of risk and danger. The series aims to challenge gender stereotypes, empower women and promote pro-social behavior including teamwork and conflict resolution.