a distribution deal with CAKE for children’s favourite, Wanda and the Alien.
Based on a series of books about a little girl rabbit who meets an alien, Wanda and the Alien celebrates how people are both alike and different. Authored by award-winning writer and illustrator, Sue Hendra, the book series appeals to both pre-school boys and girls.
Leading kids’ and family entertainment content distributor, CAKE, will handle content distribution for a series already in pre-production. The first of 52 x10-minute episodes is scheduled for broadcast in Q4 2013 on Channel 5 milkshake! The TV series also represents the first book-to-screen transfer for the Random House joint venture, RHCSE.
Andrew Cole Bulgin, Partner and Head of Film & TV, RHCSE, said: “The highly visual, stand-out characters in Sue Hendra’s books are ideal for a book-to-screen transfer, with storylines that show how everyone is unique in their own way. We look forward to working with CAKE to bring Wanda to a wider audience.”
Philippa Dickinson, Managing Director, RHCP, said: “We’re really pleased that Wanda and the Alien is proving so popular, and delighted that the TV series will bring Sue Hendra’s wonderful characters and stories which excite, challenge and expand the imagination to more pre-schoolers everywhere.”
Tom Van Waveren, CEO & Creative Director, CAKE, “We are delighted to be working with Komixx Entertainment and Random House on taking Wanda and the Alien into the world. The very fresh look of the show, its charismatic characters and unconventional story lines make it an exciting, strong proposition for the international market.”
Source: Random House Children's Screen Entertainment