Lupus Films’ latest hand-drawn animated special We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is setting its sights overseas with the addition of four key broadcasting partners. Produced with Walker Productions and distributed by Union Media, the storybook adaptation has been picked up by ABC in Australia, SVT in Sweden, NRK in Norway and YLE in Finland.
Based on the classic written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt follows the adventures of intrepid siblings Stan, Katie, Rosie, Max and the baby — and their pet dog, Rufus — who decide one day to set out through the countryside in search of bears. The charming film will air in the U.K. on Channel 4 later this year, followed by a theatrical release.
“We are delighted to announce these overseas sales for Bear Hunt,” says Lupus Films producer Camilla Deakin. “The animation combines good old-fashioned storytelling with beautiful hand drawn animation and we think it has the potential to become a classic family film, enjoyed by audiences around the world for many years to come.”
Deacon produced Bear Hunt with Ruth Fielding, while Helen McAleer and Julie Posen serve as executive producers for Walker Prod. The film is co-directed by Joanna Harrison and Robin Shaw.
Union Media will be attending MIPTV, at stand P4.B1.