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Aardman will represent Sunrise’s brand new animated series Munki and Trunk.

Aardman signs global TV distribution partnership with Sunrise Productions

Aardman has signed a new global TV distribution partnership between its rights and brand development division and Cape Town-based studio Sunrise Productions.

Aardman will represent Sunrise’s brand new animated series Munki and Trunk, which will premiere at MIPCOM Junior.

“We are really excited to be teaming up with Sunrise Productions, a pioneering studio who has a similar approach to producing high quality animation as we do here at Aardman," said Alison Taylor, newly appointed Head of Sales and Acquisitions

"Munki and Trunk is a beautifully crafted CGI series, with wonderful character design and brilliantly funny storylines. It’s sure to make kids laugh out loud and we are excited to be showing it to our partners for the very first time at MIPCOM Junior.”

Phil Cunningham, founder at Sunrise Productions, added: “We are delighted to be working with such a prestigious studio as Aardman. We have ambitious plans for Munki and Trunk building off the TV series including a series of feature films, physical attractions and an exciting licensing and partnership strategy.

"We know that Alison and her team are the perfect distribution partners for our TV series and this is a vital part of building the brand globally."

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