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‘Animanimals’ Season 2 Triggers Another Stampede of Deals

The 2D animated series created by Julia Ocker follows the absurd adventures of animals who learn important life lessons along the way; 2nd season scores multiple presales, with Season 1 relicensed by current broadcast partners while securing new deals as well.

The award-winning animated series Animanimals has followed its successful first season with a new Season 2 (26x4’) already presold to DR Denmark, NRK Norway, TVO Canada, LTV Latvia, and Benshi France. Season 1 has been relicensed by Netflix DACH, Disney Japan, Benshi France, SVT Sweden, and PTS Taiwan, as well as picked up for the first time by Mediacorp Singapore, DR Denmark, LTV Latvia, and Daekyo Korea.

In each episode of the series, a different animal faces an absurd adventure that can only happen to them: a Piglet, cleaning so hard that the whole house becomes a mess; a Rhino who is preparing for a romantic date, but his horn gets in the way; a Kangaroo, who has everything else but a baby in its bag. And while finding solutions to their challenges, each animal learns a little lesson about life.

Produced by Studio Film Bilder in Stuttgart and co-produced by German children's channel KiKA and German regional broadcaster SWR, the series garnered 77 awards worldwide, including the Grimme Prize in Germany. The Studio Film Bilder YouTube channel has over 1.5M subscribers, and Animanimals has had over 140M views. The series is distributed worldwide by Meta Media Entertainment, a London-based distributor specializing in high-quality children's animation series for broadcasters and digital platforms.

"For me, each production of an Animanimals season is like a typical Animanimals story: Like a typical Animanimal, I stumble and make mistakes,” shared series creator Julia Ocker. “And like an Animanimal, I hope these mistakes are helpful and lead me to a happy ending: That all of you will enjoy the new episodes!”

Animanimals producer Thomas Meyer-Hermann commented, “For the films of Season 1, there were audience awards at festivals in Athens, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Barcelona, Baden, Singapore, Brussels, New York City, Paris, Lisbon, and many more. Season 2 will speak to the whole world again, as it is built on the same strong base: Julia Ocker’s unique style, bright conception of life, and generous sense of humor.”

Stefan Pfäffle (KiKA) and Benjamin Manns (SWR) commented, “From the very beginning, when KiKA and SWR came on board for Season 1, we strongly felt that this series had the chance of becoming something extraordinary and something extraordinarily funny, looking at some minor challenges of life from a different angle. In the end, it turned out that the series became exactly this. So, we are more than happy to be partners again on season 2 and can’t wait to present the new episodes to our audience.”

Sara Cooper, Founder of Meta Media Entertainment, added, “The combination of Julia’s incredible creativity and heartfelt passion for this series combined with Thomas and his team’s production flair continues to result in outstanding work, which I’m delighted to be bringing to an ever-growing number of worldwide fans.”

Source: Meta Media Entertainment

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.