Pearlie Scores Major Market Sales

Animated series Pearlie is coming to several of the world’s major TV markets, including New Zealand and the United Kingdom under several new deals struck by Mango Distribution and Nelvana Enterprises with local broadcasters.

The sales are to Nickelodeon New Zealand, Viasat in Bulgaria, SRC in French Canada, Chello Media in Hungary, RTI in Italy, Viasat in Lithuania, M-Net in South Africa and Pop Girl in the United Kingdom.

Previous Pearlie sales include Nickelodeon Australia, qubo in the United States, Ki.Ka in Germany, TVB in Hong Kong and YTV for English Canada.

Pearlie is produced by Australia’s Sticky Pictures (Dennis & Gnasher, Monster Auditions) in collaboration with Canadian animation powerhouse Nelvana Studio (The Fairly OddParents, Franklin, Jane and the Dragon), and was commissioned by Australia’s Network Ten and YTV in Canada.

A $9 million project, Pearlie was two years in production and five years in development.

Pearlie is based on the best-selling books written by Australian comedienne, radio personality and author Wendy Harmer. More than 600,000 copies have been sold globally and are available in eight languages.

Pearlie follows the life of a fashionable young urban fairy in charge of Jubilee Park, a magical oasis in the centre of a bustling big city.