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‘We’re Going on A Bear Hunt’ Travels to New Territories

Animated special produced by Lupus Films and Walker Productions and distributed by Union Media secures significant overseas deals in Australia, Sweden, Norway and Finland.

LONDON – Four overseas deals have been secured for animated special, We’re Going on A Bear Hunt. The hand-drawn, animated film, which is produced by Lupus Films (The Snowman and The Snowdog) and Walker Productions and distributed by Union Media, has been sold to ABC in Australia, SVT in Sweden, NRK in Norway and YLE in Finland.

Based on the popular book written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt follows the intrepid adventures of siblings Stan, Katie, Rosie, Max and the baby and their pet dog Rufus, who decide one day to go on an adventure through the countryside in search of bears. The film is set to air on Channel 4 later in 2016 followed by a cinema release.

The animation will bring to life the irresistible story and beautiful artwork of the 25 year-old classic and bedtime favorite and is set to enchant a whole new audience with its story of perseverance, optimism and a love of nature.

Camilla Deakin, producer Lupus Films, commented, “We are delighted to announce these overseas sales for Bear Hunt. The animation combines good old-fashioned storytelling with beautiful hand drawn animation and we think it has the potential to become a classic family film, enjoyed by audiences around the world for many years to come.”

“We are thrilled that this classic book is being developed so beautifully into an animated film special,” added Helen McAleer, Executive Producer for Walker Productions. “It’s also gratifying to see it being embraced by the international TV industry in the same extraordinary way that the book has been embraced by readers all over the world.”

Union Media’s Adam Selly said, "International sales are getting off to a great start with these excellent partners already confirmed and more deals in the works, soon to be announced"

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is produced by Ruth Fielding and Camilla Deakin with Helen McAleer and Julia Posen as Executive Producers for Walker Productions. Joanna Harrison and Robin Shaw are co-directors.

Union Media will be at MipTV Stand P4.B1

Source: Lupus Films