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‘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,’ says Lupas Films.

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt secures new deals with broadcasters

Lupus Films has announced new international sales with key broadcasters for its animation We’re Going On A Bear Hunt.

Produced by Walker Productions and distributed by Union Media, the animation has been sold to ABC in Australia, SVT in Sweden, NRK in Norway and YLE in Finland.

The film is set to air on Chanel 4 later this year followed by a cinema release.

Camilla Deakin, producer of Lupus Films, said: “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.”

Helen McAleer, executive producer for Walker Production, added: “We are thrilled that this classic book is being developed so beautifully into an animated film special.

"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.”

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