Press release from Studio 100 Media GmbH:
Munich, Germany – Studio 100 Media GmbH, a subsidiary of Belgium’s leading family entertainment group Studio 100, has sealed a license deal with Turkey’s leading kids network Minika. The newly launched Turkish children’s network has acquired the animation series Woodlies (26 x 24 mins).
The agreement gives Minika free television and VOD rights for the animated series over a five-year period. Targeted at six to eleven year olds Woodlies is produced by Woodlies Pty Ltd in association with Telegael Teoranta, Channel 7 (Australia) and ZDF (Germany). The hybrid series combining 3D and 2D animation is directed by Alex Stadermann, Brad Greenwood and Alex White.
Created by multiple award-winning children’s author Cornelia Funke, renowned for her worldwide bestsellers including “Thief Lord," "Inkheart" and "Dragon Rider," Woodlies is a vibrant and comical show, combining adventures with ecological and environmental issues.
Patrick Elmendorff, Managing Director of Studio 100 Media commented, “We are very excited to offer one of our brand new programs to Minika. Children and their families will find the antics of the Woodlies educational, funny and irresistible”.
Mahmut Ipsirli, General Manager of Minika Kids Network stated: “The acquisition of Woodlies enables Minika to fulfill its mission to meet kids and best content and also strengthens Minika´s position as the leading kids network.”
SynopsisFunny, fast and furry the Woodlies are nuttier than a squirrel´s lunch, on a mission to protect their forest from the human Uglies and get their paws on the biggest stash of food they can find!
This is a big job for a gang not much bigger than a squirrel… Curious NineEyes, fearless FireHead and gentle SevenPoints are a mischievous crew with just two rules. Rule Number One: Never be seen by Uglies. Rule Number Two: Never be seen by Uglies while stealing their food or sabotaging their weird ugly plans.
But when streetwise Mia and her nature-loving dad Wellie take over a run-down campsite nearby they bring with them disasters in the form of clumsy campers, greedy developers and a mean cat with a real taste for Woodlies!