ITV orders more STORYKEEPERS
Created 10/13/1999 - 23:00
United Kingdom's ITV Network Centre has commissioned a second series of 13
episodes of the animated series THE STORYKEEPERS from Dublin, Ireland-based
Monster Productions, an animation studio and distribution company formed in
1995 by former management and artists from the Don Bluth studios. The new
series, produced by Shepherd Films, and distributed by Monster Distributes,
will be delivered in Spring 2001 for broadcast on Sunday mornings. The new
series, which is a prequel to the existing series, is set in AD 8, and
features Old Testament stories within an adventure context. The series was
created and written by Andrew Melrose, who co-created the original series.
It was launched at MIPCOM, but has already been bought by Ireland's RTE and
Italy's Mediaset. The first series of THE STORYKEEPERS was completed in
March 1997 and has been a big success on video as well as on television.
Two feature length films, THE EASTER STORYKEEPERS and THE CHRISTMAS
STORYKEEPERS, have also been born from this franchise.