WarnerMedia has acquired the broadcast rights for German-produced preschool show Spookies. The series will be broadcast on WarnerMedia’s Cartoonito channel and will also be streamed on HBO Max in EMEA. Produced by Wolkenleker and distributed globally by Serious Kids (U.K.), the 78 x 7′ CGI animated series is due to be delivered in 2023/24.
“Spookies immediately stood out as a perfect fit for Cartoonito and for HBO Max EMEA/ We are excited to partner with Wolkenlenker to bring this delightful show to preschool audiences,” commented Zia Bales, Lead Acquisitions, Partnerships & Co-productions, Kids & Family, WarnerMedia EMEA.
Spookies tells the story of three special little spirits, Lily, Bob and Freddy, who live in Castle Ravenrock — where there is something new to discover around every cobwebbed corner and up every dusty stairwell. In Ravenrock, no door stays locked, no secret stays under lock and key and no opportunity for adventure is wasted.
The series is created by Daniel Acht. Jen Upton (Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed) is the head writer.
“Childhood today can be anxiety inducing. Our three little ghosts are showing kids, with a lot of humor and understanding, that you can overcome almost everything life throws at you,” said Sebastian Wehner of Wolkenlenker.
Genevieve Dexter, CEO of Serious Kids, added, “We are delighted to cement this deal and look forward to agreeing another.”