London-based HIT Ent. has acquired the worldwide rights to WOBBLY LAND, a unique childrens property from Irish production company Brown Bag Films.
Created by Cat Little, the WOBBLY LAND story is set in a "fuzzy felt" world, a topsy turvy place that looks like a soft, bouncy play mat and where trees squeak when you hug them and houses are connected together by slides. The series celebrates play and encourages children to use their imagination to entertain and express themselves.
Production on the 26x5 series is due for completion in spring 2007.
WOBBLY LAND is the first new acquisition for HIT since 2002. It joins the companys strong stable of pre-school brands, including BOB THE BUILDER, THOMAS & FRIENDS, ANGELINA BALLERINA, FIREMAN SAM, BARNEY and THE WIGGLES.
Alison Homewood, evp of worldwide TV distribution for HIT said, We are thrilled to be working with Brown Bag Films on this unique and exciting property. WOBBLY LAND is quirky and fun and will appeal to a broad audience of pre-schoolers.
Cathal Gaffney, md of Brown Bag Films added, Since WOBBLY LAND was presented at Cartoon Forum there has been a lot of interest in the series, so we are very pleased to be going into this creative partnership with HIT."
WOBBLY LAND is the latest production by Brown Bag Films (www.brownbagfilms.com), the Oscar-nominated film company based in Dublin, Ireland. Established in 1994, Brown Bag Films is an animation and post-production studio that specializes in high quality character animations. The highly acclaimed animated series, GIVE UP YER AUL SINS, was nominated for an Academy Award and was the best selling video in Ireland in 2002.
Established in 1989, HIT Ent. (www.hitentertainment.com) is one of the worlds leading pre-school childrens entertainment producers and rights owners. With operations in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Japan, the companys activities span television production and distribution, home entertainment, consumer products, publishing and live events. HIT is now one of the largest children's video distributors in the U.K. and the U.S. With more than 1,000 episodes of young children's programming, HIT sells programs to some 200 territories worldwide.