U.K.-based. Indie house Kelebek Media is developing a new animated series based on Harriet Muncaster’s popular Isadora Moon series, published by Oxford Univ. Press. The 52 x 11 2D-animated show will center on the adventures of the a girl whose mother is a fairy and father is a vampire—and she is a little bit of both! The series will feature fairies, vampires, witches and wizards, all of whom are part of Isadora’s extended family of magical beings, and will promote self-acceptance, diversity and not being afraid to be different from others.
“I fell for Isadora Moon the minute I saw her,” says Kelebek Media founder Deborah Thorpe. “The books are beautifully and distinctively illustrated and the stories are full of charm, heart and humour. I am thrilled that Harriet has entrusted us with making these gorgeous books, so loved by their audience, into an animated series. Isadora’s unique and magical cultural heritage makes her universally relatable so anyone anywhere in the world can see themselves reflected in her. I think that’s part of her significant global appeal with our target audience.”
Author and illustrator Harriet Muncaster adds: “I’m so excited that Isadora is being brought to life in animated form! I absolutely love everything that the wonderfully talented team at Kelebek have done so far and I know they will make Isadora sparkle on the screen.”
Isadora Moon books have sold over 1.2 million copies worldwide in 30 different languages, and the character has a huge global following among children aged 5-9. This year in the UK, 300 bookshops and libraries took part in an “Isadora Moon Day” in February. The 13th book in the series will be published in October 2020.