Bardel’s multi-award-winning production, The Christmas Orange, has recently been sold to SVT Sweden and is in final negotiations with TV2 Denmark and CBBC London. Brenda Wooding of B. Wooding Media is the international distributor for the special.
Featuring 2D and Flash animation, the family holiday special has aired on ABC Family in the U.S., TELETOON in Canada, TV12 in Singapore, Asia TV in Hong Kong and Teletoon in France. Bardel has also struck a deal with the CBC to produce and broadcast a 10-12 minute live-action dramatization of the property set to air this holiday season.
Fitzhenry and Whiteside, the publisher of the original story written by Don Gillmor and illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay, is re-releasing the book in paperback for Christmas 2003.
Bardel’s newest property, Silverwing is set for launch this Fall on TELETOON in Canada. Based author Kenneth Oppel’s book series, Silverwing follows the adventures of a teenage bat whose bravado leads him on an epic odyssey. Read our on-going series of articles about the making of Silverwing in Animation Magazine, the print edition.