“Mia and me” has been awarded the prize for best animated series for children by the children’s jury at the 19th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film.
Press release from m4e:
Höhenkirchen/Munich – Mia and me, developed in Germany by Hahn Film and m4e, has been awarded the prize for best animated series for children by the children’s jury at the 19th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) -- one of the largest and most significant festivals for animated films worldwide. The series, already having received the Licensing Challenge Award 2011 at MIPCOM in Cannes, thus continues its impressive international triumph.
Mia and me is a production of Lucky Punch GmbH – a joint venture between m4e AG and the innovator of the series, Gerhard Hahn. The series, with its high-level computer animation, is co-produced by Rainbow S.r.l. of Italy, and Canada’s March Entertainment, as well as by the ZDF German Television Network. The German TV premiere is on August 6, 2012, on the KiKA children’s channel. The series has already been sold internationally in more than 50 territories.
“We are delighted and proud to discover that our series has been very well received not only by the trade audience and international broadcasters – but now also with considerable enthusiasm by the immediate target group: the children themselves”, commented the producer of the series Hans Ulrich Stoef, CEO of m4e AG.
Gerhard Hahn, who with his Hahn Film AG has already had successes with “Werner – Beinhart,” “Benjamin the Elephant,” “Bibi Blocksberg” and “School for Vampires,” commended the collaboration with the marketing professionals of m4e: “The success of Mia and me is essentially attributable to the synergy of creativity at Hahn Film and the marketing expertise of m4e.”
The successful collaboration between these companies, according to Hahn and Stoef, is to be continued with further topics.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.