Multi-award-winning U.K. animation studio Aardman has been appointed as distribution partner for Glowberry’s exciting new entertainment series created by Olga Cherepanova, Brave Bunnies, in a deal brokered by Big Picture Licensing (BPL). The 52 x 7’ preschool series, currently in production with Anima Kitchent (Spain), follows a family of courageous and curious Bunnies as they seek adventure and exploration, travelling on their Bunny Bus.
Directed by Tim Fehrenbach, Every episode in the series starts with a bunny bus ride, and a cheerful song. On each stop, brother and sister bunnies, Bop and Boo discover different animals, creating new games to help build friendships.
Brave Bunnies shows children the diversity of the world, encouraging viewers to accept differences, no matter how big or small.
“We consider the Brave Bunnies to be a huge breakthrough for the Ukrainian animation world, and we feel proud about gathering an international team for the production of the series to be distributed worldwide by our new partner, Aardman,” said Marine Vardanyan, Head of Brand Management at Glowberry.
“Brave Bunnies looks like nothing else on our slate, and when Glowberry first pitched it to us at MIPCOM we could instantly see the series appealing to audiences all over the world,” said Alison Taylor, Head of Sales & Acquisitions at Aardman. “We are very excited to be working with the teams at Glowberry and Anima, and to be showing Brave Bunnies to our clients for the first time at the Kidscreen Summit.”
Aardman and Glowberry will present an episode of the new series at Kidscreen Summit in Miami next month. Spin Master is on board as a licensee, and the team is seeking further strategic partnerships with broadcasters, digital platforms, distributors, CP licensees and licensing agents for Brave Bunnies — due to launch in Spring 2021.