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Aardman acquires distribution rights for Brave Bunnies

Published on: 23rd January 2020

The 2D animated pre-school series is co-produced by Ukraine-based Glowberry and Spanish animation studio Anima. 

Multi award-winning animation studio Aardman has been appointed as distribution partner for Glowberry’s exciting new entertainment series, Brave Bunnies, in a deal brokered by Big Picture Licensing (BPL). The 52 x 7 minute pre-school series, currently in production with Anima Kitchent and created by Olga Cherepanova, follows a family of courageous and curious Bunnies as they seek adventure and exploration, travelling on their Bunny Bus.

Every episode in the series, directed by Tim Fehrenbach, starts with a bunny bus-ride, and a cheerful song. On each stop, brother and sister bunnies, Bop and Boo discover different animals, creating new games to help build friendships.

Brave Bunnies shows children the diversity of the world, encouraging viewers to accept differences, no matter how big or small.

Marine Vardanyan, head of brand management at Glowberry commented: “We consider the Brave Bunnies to be a huge breakthrough for the Ukrainian animation world and we feel proud about gathering an international team for the production of the series to be distributed worldwide by our new partner Aardman.”

Alison Taylor, head of sales and acquisitions at Aardman says: “Brave Bunnies looks like nothing else on our slate, and when Glowberry first pitched it to us at MIPCOM we could instantly see the series appealing to audiences all over the world. We are very excited to be working with the teams at Glowberry and Anima, and to be showing Brave Bunnies to our clients for the first time at the Kidscreen Summit.”

Aardman and Glowberry will be presenting an episode of Brave Bunnies at the Kidscreen Summit in Miami next month. Having secured Spin Master as a licensee, the team is seeking strategic partnerships with broadcasters, digital platforms, distributors, CP licensees and licensing agents.

Brave Bunnies is due to launch in spring, 2021.

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