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Zodiak Kids secures series commission for Mumfie

Published on: 25th November 2020

Mumfie is a pre-school comedy series based on Britt Allcroft’s Magic Adventures of Mumfie, first shown in the UK in the 1990s.

Mumfie

Zodiak Kids, part of Banijay, has secured a commission from France Télévisions and Rai (Italy) to produce a brand-new animated series of the heritage property Mumfie (78 x 7’). The series, directed by French director Daniel Dubuis, is a co-production between Zodiak Kids Studio France and Italian animation studio Animoka, alongside the broadcasters. Production began this year with delivery expected from spring 2021.

Mumfie is a pre-school comedy series based on Britt Allcroft’s Magic Adventures of Mumfie (creator of Thomas & Friends and the film Thomas & The Magic Railroad). The brand-new series features the optimistic young elephant Mumfie who, along with his best friends, Pinkey the flying pig and Jelly Bean the colour-changing jellyfish, are the helpful heroes of this whimsical series. As the trio embark on their daily adventures viewers will be introduced to an eclectic bunch of animal friends, including a crocodile who thinks he’s a king and his mischievous cat confidant; a hermit crab mayor; a giraffe who runs a hotel on an iceberg; a yellow whale; a skateboarding zebra, as well as some pirate wolves and a Greek chorus of funny frogs. In this world, nothing is quite what it seems and no matter what challenges arise, no flop, failure or fiasco is unfixable for Mumfie and his friends.

Britt Allcroft’s Mumfie was a beloved and classically animated children’s musical series, first shown in the UK in the 1990s on CiTV, Fox Kids in the USA, and many other international channels. The series was lauded for its gentle storytelling and earned top ratings.

Britt Allcroft, creator of Mumfie, commented: “I’m delighted to be working with Benoit di Sabatino, Gary Milne and all the talented team members at Zodiak Kids and Animoka. It’s an honour to know that France Télévisions and Rai are committed to bringing this renaissance of Mumfie to a whole new generation of children around the world.”

Zodiak Kids own international distribution rights to the series.

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