San Francisco-based Wild Brain, Inc. has joined with Munich-based EM.TV &
Merchandising to co-produce POOCHINI'S YARD, a 26-episode series based on
Wild Brain's short, A DOG CARTOON. Wild Brain will manage all creative
aspects of the series which begins production this summer. Distribution
rights are planned to be split between domestic for Wild Brain, and
international for EM.TV. Wild Brain's credits include FERNGULLY 2: THE
MAGICAL RESCUE, and current productions THE ADVENTURES OF ROCKY &
BULLWINKLE and DUDLEY DO-RIGHT. EM.TV owns German TV and merchandising
rights to characters and series such as SESAME STREET, THE FLINTSTONES, and
PIGS NEXT DOOR.
The March 1998 issue of Animation World Magazine features "Ferngully 2: The
Magical Rescue - Getting the Money on the Screen,"
in which co-directors
Dave Marshall and Phil Robinson of Wild Brain discuss the pre-production
process and share storyboard samples and tips.