APC Kids — the children’s entertainment branch of co-production and distribution company APC Studios — has scored a raft of sales for its animated series Fox & Hare (26 x 11’). Aimed at kids ages 4-7, the fable-based show is directed by Mascha Halberstad and Tom van Gestel, and produced by Submarine (Netherlands), Walking The Dog (Belgium) and Doghouse Films (Luxembourg).
Fox & Hare has recently been picked up by DR (Denmark), RTHK (Hong Kong) and Piwi+ (France). Commissioned by Ketnet (Belgium) and KRO-NCRV (Netherlands), the series has also presold to RTBF (Belgium), YLE (Finland), RUV (Iceland), ERR (Estonia) and TVP (Poland).
Adapted from the book series by Sylvia Vanden Heede and Thé Tjong Khing (published in over 10 countries by Lannoo Publishers), Fox & Hare follows the bright and cheerful adventures of two unlikely forest friends. Fox has a taste for the finer things in life, while his best pal Hare is rather more responsible and gentle. They come up against problems of all shapes and sizes, along with the rest of the animals in the neighbourhood. There’s a sweet, innocent Owl, headstrong Tusk, Ping Wing the penguin and many more. With a little hard work, a lot of imagination, and the closest of friendships, they’re sure to get there in the end!
“The mix of clay and 3D animation in Fox & Hare creates a series with a distinctive look and feel. Combined with the universal theme of friendship and community, we are delighted that new global broadcasters are partnering with us to bring audiences into the world of this fun new show,” commented Lionel Marty, Managing Director of APC Kids.