Big Broadcasters Adopt Newcomer's The Koala Brothers
The Disney Channel U.S. is the latest in a raft of major broadcasters to prebuy THE KOALA BROTHERS, the first project from a new production house, Spellbound Entertainment. London-based Spellbound was launched in 2002 by the ex-HIT executive, Peter Curtis and ex-Endemol executive, Nick Barrington. Produced by Famous Flying Films for Spellbound, the stop-frame model animation series follows the adventures of Frank and Buster, two koalas on a mission to help others in need in the Australian outback. In addition to the original sale to the U.K.'s BBC announced last year, Spellbound has sold the 52x10 series to the Disney Channel in the U.S., Super RTL in Germany, ABC in Australia and TV Ontario and Knowledge Network in Canada. Spellbound Entertainment is handling all TV distribution, home entertainment, publishing and licensing rights for the property internationally. THE KOALA BROTHERS was created by Famous Flying Films MD David Johnson who serves as supervising producer. Alison Brown is line producer while Curtis is exec producer for Spellbound.