Spanish Tooth Fairy Sweetens TV Deal

A Spanish mouse version of the Tooth Fairy will be getting its own animated TV show soon. Variety reports that The Hairy Tooth Fairy, Spain’s biggest box-office hit of the year, will spread its wings on the small screen. Spain’s Filmax Entertainment and Argentina’s Patagonik will co-produced a completely CG-animated series based on the property, according to Variety. Directed by Juan Pablo Buscarini and written by Enrique Cortes, the movie (which combined live-action with CG) followed the adventures of a young girl who frees a kidnapped sugar-tooth fairy mouse known as Ratoncito Perez.

Patagonik and Filmax, which are co-owners of the property, will also seek partners from France and Italy, which also share the cultural Familiarity with the mouse version of the sugar-tooth fairy. The project will be presented at this year’s Cartoon Forum in Gerona, Catalonia, this September. A theatrical sequel is also in the works for the feature (known as Perez, el ratoncito de tus suenos), which will be directed by Andres Schaer. The first movie brought in 3.6 million euros ($4.9 million) in Spain and grossed $2.4 million in Argentina.

Spain’s Filmax (The Legend of El Cid, Gisaku) has emerged as one of the most prominent European animation studios in the past few years. Among the other features in the studio’s 2007 pipelne are Donkey Xote and Nocturna.