Superights and newly-launched prodco Folivari to produce three TV specials from the writer and director of the Oscar-nominated 2D animated feature, 'Ernest & Celestine.’
The new project is a collection of three TV specials adapted from Benjamin Renner’s eponymous comic books: The Big Bad Fox, A Baby To Deliver and A Perfect Christmas.
Surprising, funny but also moving and tender, in a falsely simple graphic style to better emphasize the zany characters’ expressions, each story will take the book’s heroes (a weedy fox, a naive rabbit, a stupid duck and a grumpy pig) to a crazy adventure outside the farm.
Designed and written by Benjamin Renner -- who will also direct the first special, the program is produced by Didier Brunner’s new production company Folivari for Canal+ and StudioCanal. Both previously worked together on Ernest & Celestine, which earned an Oscar Nomination for best animated feature in 2014.
“We feel extremely honored to collaborate with Folivari on such a high quality program and to represent their talents on the international market,” says Morgann Favennec, Deputy MD in charge of international sales & acquisitions. “The premises are so brilliant that there is absolutely no doubt Benjamin and Didier will deliver theatrical quality tales for worldwide family audiences.”
Superights is already closing pre-sales for the show.