New CG animated preschool series heads to the international market via MIPCOM 2019.
In news coming out of MIPCOM 2019, animation and VFX studio Jellyfish Pictures has announced its partnership with distribution agency Bomanbridge Media for a new pre-school property, Ivy and the Inklings.
Bomanbridge has invested in the property’s development in order to kickstart its international launch and will oversee distribution rights for Asia Pacific. Both Jellyfish Pictures and Bomanbridge will spearhead the series roll out, with the aim of securing co-production investment and broadcast interest.
Ivy and the Inklings is the latest property Jellyfish’s original content arm, Jellyfish Originals, has brought to market. The 52x11 CG animated series, written by industry veteran Jo Clegg (Hey Duggee, Go Jetters, Lilybuds), focuses on “Ivy” and how with her doodles, or “inklings,” she uses artistic expression to communicate her feelings. The show is fast-paced, funny and heart-warming, while celebrating creative expression and promoting emotional learning.
With Bomanbridge overseeing APAC distribution, Jellyfish will be responsible for all other international rights, pursuing commissioning broadcasters, pre-sales and potential co-production partners for the series.
“I am truly excited to bring Ivy & the Inklings to the international market,” remarked Jellyfish Originals head of development, Natalie Llewellyn. “It’s not only visually stunning and jam-packed with comedy and heart, but it highlights the importance of nurturing emotional intelligence from an early age, equipping children with valuable life tools for the future. Research shows that when a child is emotionally intelligent, they are also more resilient.”
Bomanbridge CEO, Sonia Fleck, commented, “I am enjoying every step Bomanbridge is making to expand the company’s content offering and overall partnerships. Entering into collaborative deals with companies such as Jellyfish Pictures and on such exceptional shows like Ivy and The Inklings is quite gratifying. We have very high hopes for this series and look forward to taking part in that narrative success. Emotional Intelligence and the understanding of it is key to the future of our young people today who are growing up in such demanding times.”
“Sonia and the team at Bomanbridge Media are experts when it comes to identifying, distributing and commercializing premium kids’ content and we’re proud to be partnering with them,” added Llewellyn. “We have a shared passion for promoting the benefits of emotional learning and celebrating ‘art’ as the ‘A’ in STEAM curriculum. In truth, we could all benefit from getting a little more in touch with our emotions and Ivy will empower kids all over the world to do just that.”.
Source: Jellyfish Pictures