Bejuba! Ent. has partnered with Skaramoosh London Ltd. and Creative Visual Media to develop Spooky Investigations, a new half-hour animated series based on the popular Spooky Sisters shorts produced by Skaramoosh for Disney U.K. Bejuba! will serve as exec producer and distributor of the series, in addition to seeking co-production partners and securing financing for the production of 52 11-minute episodes slated to begin airing in 2010.
The half-hour series promises to retain all the comic hallmarks of the original shorts as it follows the adventures of intrepid siblings Amelia and Cecelia Spooky, founders of a self-styled paranormal investigation agency for kids. Together with their cousin Boris, a 200-year-old teenage vampire who turns into a bat, the sisters will investigate any spooky mystery which grownups consider too farfetched to believe.
‘Spooky Sisters was the beginning of an exciting new franchise,’ says Bejuba! president Tatiana Kober. ‘While the series of shorts concentrated on the fighting power of the sisters, the new long-form series will focus on the paranormal, the mysteries and the fun’three things kids love.’
The Spooky Sisters series of shorts enjoyed successful runs on ABC in Australia and on Binweevils.co.uk, a U.K.-based children’s online entertainment platform that boasts more than 850,000 visitors per month. These shorts will be available for screening at MIPCOM Jr.