Bardel Entertainment forms a strategic alliance with Frank Saperstein’s Surprise Bag Inc. to produce and distribute animated content for the global market.
Vancouver, BC – Award-winning Canadian animation and digital media studio Bardel Entertainment and LA-based primetime Emmy nominee Frank Saperstein and his company Surprise Bag have entered into a non-exclusive partnership where Saperstein will serve as Bardel's Executive Producer and collaborate on select animated productions.
A prominent figure in the children, animation and family genres, Saperstein has worked on several iconic properties throughout his career including Ren & Stimpy, Pee-wee’s Playhouse and Kong. Prior to launching his own company, Surprise Bag, Saperstein most recently served as Senior Vice President Family Television at media powerhouse Entertainment One Group.
For the last 25 years Bardel Entertainment has worked with Major Studios such as DreamWorks, Disney, Warner Bros., and Cartoon Network on TV and feature film properties. The studio also develops and produces its own proprietary content with co-production partners and broadcasters around the world.
“Frank and I have been colleagues for many years and we are delighted to join with him and Surprise Bag to collaborate on bringing quality and innovative proprietary animated content to the worldwide market as well as further expand our company’s creative animation services.” said Barry Ward, Bardel's President and Co Founder.
“Barry Ward and Delna Bhesania have succeeded in building Bardel Entertainment into one of the most prolific and celebrated animation studios in the industry and I am pleased to forge this exciting partnership. Working together, we have a unique opportunity to produce and deliver an eclectic range of quality and innovative animated content for every conceivable distribution channel worldwide,” said Saperstein.
Source: Surprise Bag, Inc.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.