Two U.K. animation companies are partnering for the first time to produce HARRY AND HIS BUCKET FULL OF DINOSAURS, a 52-episode preschool animation series based on the best-selling books by Ian Whybrow and Adrian Reynolds.
Collingwood OHare Entertainment and Silver Fox Films are joining forces for the production, along with Canadian production and distribution company CCI Entertainment. Directors are Collingwood OHares Tony Collingwood and Silver Foxs Graham Ralph.
The Disney Channel will run the series in the U.K., while Five, which will air the show on its Milkshake block, is the terrestrial broadcaster in that country. HARRY also will be distributed on Cartoon Networks new Tickle U block and on TELETOON in Canada. Other broadcasters committing to the show include France 5, YLE Finland, SVT Sweden, NRK Norway, Nickelodeon Australia, Super RTL in Germany and Discovery Kids Latin America.
CCI Entertainment is one of Canadas leading independent production and distribution companies with a successful track record spanning twenty years. CCI has been particularly recognized in the area of family programming, having been responsible for thousands of hours of award-winning television for the world market including: SHARON, LOIS & BRAMS ELEPHANT SHOW, SHINING TIME STATION, TIMEBLAZERS and MONSTER BY MISTAKE. CCI Entertainments mission is to create family entertainment that entertains, engages and fuels imaginations.
Collingwood OHare Entertainment is one of Europes leading animation studios. Founded in 1988 by Director Tony Collingwood and Producer Christopher OHare, COE has won the BAFTA Award three out of the last four years for ANIMAL STORES (ITV / Disney), EDDY AND THE BEAR (ITV / TV Ontario) and YOKO! JAKAMOTO! TOTO! (ITV / Cartoon Network USA). COE is currently completing GORDON THE GARDEN GNOME for the BBC and Cartoon Network USA, and starting production on the 52 episode series THE SECRET SHOW for the BBC and BBC Worldwide.
Silver Fox Films is an award-winning producer of high quality family entertainment. Credits include THE FORGOTTEN TOYS, WILLIAMS WISH WELLINGTONS, SPIDER!, SECOND STAR TO THE LEFT and THE FIRST SNOW OF WINTER, which won a BAFTA for Best Animation. Director Graham Ralph and Producer Helen Cohen recently completed an original series for ITV entitled BOUNTY HAMSTER, which was nominated for a BAFTA, and are currently developing a feature length project for theatrical release, with the Jim Henson Company, called WATER WARRIOR.