Dutch companies Telescreen and Kids at Work have teamed up to produce the animated series Frog, based on the books by author/illustrator Max Velthuijs. The property has previously been licensed for CD-ROMs and a broad range of merchandising. In 2003, a musical stage production debuted in the Benelux. The show will reportedly leap to Broadway.
Velthuijs won the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award 2004 for his children’s picture books. Telescreen will soon start animating his stories in 2D under supervision of the author.
Telescreen is a producer, agent and distributor, while Kids at Work is one of the pioneers in book merchandising in Europe.