Big Idea Enters Production Deal With Huhu Studios

Big Idea Entertainment ,a leading studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands, announced today that they have signed a brand-new multi-million dollar production deal with New Zealand based animation company, Huhu Studios.

Press Release from Big Idea Ent.

FRANKLIN, TN and SNELLS BEACH, NEW ZEALAND (June 29, 2011) Big Idea Entertainment ,a leading studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands, announced today that they have signed a brand-new multi-million dollar production deal with New Zealand based animation company, Huhu Studios.

HuHu Studios will produce six all-new, direct-to-video VeggieTales productions over the next two years. They will drive the pre-production, animation and post-production from their New Zealand studio for each title feature.

“It would be an understatement to say our talented team of artists here at Huhu are excited about this opportunity; to work alongside Big Idea is a dream come true,” said Trevor Yaxley, Founder and CEO of Huhu. “The other principals at our studios, David Pitts, Bill Boyce and Henry Wong, are also more than delighted to once again be associated with Big Idea Entertainment.”

“We’re pleased to partner with the talented and creative team at HuHu Studios,” said Leslie Ferrell, General Manager for Big Idea Entertainment. “We’re confident the six new direct-to-video productions will continue to bring the timeless and delightful stories, lessons, and songs that fans around the world love, into their homes.”

About Big Idea EntertainmentBig Idea Entertainment is a leading studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands. Big Idea’s best-selling animated series VeggieTales is the #1 home video animated series in the US with moms of pre-schoolers (Spring 2010 Q-Score).  Since 1993, VeggieTales has sold 54+ million videos, 13 million books and more than 7 million CDs.  VeggieTales and Big Idea’s property, 3-2-1 Penguins!, enjoyed four seasons as top-rated series on NBC Saturday mornings, Telemundo and ION TV via the qubo children’s programming block.  The studio's two theatrical releases, Jonah-A VeggieTales Movie (2002), and Universal Pictures' and Big Idea's The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything-A VeggieTales Movie® (2008), are distinguished among the top ten most successful faith-based films of all time. Big Idea also maintains an extensive presence in publishing, licensing and live entertainment arenas. For more information on Big Idea, visit: www.veggietales.com.

About Huhu Animation StudiosFounded in 1996 by Trevor and Jan Yaxley, Huhu studios has developed into a world class animation facility having now produced over 300 animated shows, 20+ direct to DVD releases and one theatrical movie distributed in over 1000 cinemas. The primary goal of the studio is to produce quality entertainment for children that also expands their minds and hearts, an endeavour that is augmented by other commercial work. Combining the attractive New Zealand exchange rate, talented artists and powerful hardware and proprietary software Huhu Studios produce high quality animation for remarkable budgets. With expertise in every aspect of the animation production pipeline, we can offer a complete solution including scripting, storyboarding, music and animation - from first draft to final layback. Visit us at http://www.huhustudios.com.

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