German producer-distributor Studio 100 Media has inked a multi-title deal with animation distribution specialists WeKids Asia which will bring popular CG-animated series Maya the Bee, Vic the Viking, Nils Holgersson and The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill to Greater China. WeKids has acquired TV, VOD and home video distribution rights to all four series.
“We are so excited to start working with Studio 100 Media in China. Chinese kids and families love story-driven classic titles like Nils Holgersson. Furthermore, because classic Nils Holgersson was one of few animated TV series introduced into China from abroad in the 1980s, I believe today’s Chinese parents will want to share their affection for Nils Holgersson with their kids as they watch the newly animated Nils series,” said Sean Chu, CEO of WeKids.
“We are enthusiastic to start working with Sean Chu and his talented team on four of our most popular brands in the territory of China,” said Martin Krieger, Head of Global Distribution at Studio 100 Media. “We are convinced that our partnership with WeKids is the right step to significantly increase the awareness of our characters in the Chinese market and we look forward to a fruitful cooperation.”