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Discovery Kids acquires hit kids’ series Nils Holgersson

Studio 100 Media has sold its CGI animated series Nils Holgersson to Discovery Kids, India Discovery Communications’ kids’ network.

The firm has acquired the new series based on the successful book by the Swedish author Selma Lagerlof, the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Currently in production, the first episodes of the adventure series are already available to buyers while the agreement gives Discovery the exclusive TV rights to the property.

Martin Krieger, head of global distribution at Studio 100, said: “We are delighted about this collaboration with Discovery Kids, which brings our brand new show Nils to viewers in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

“Discovery Kids is also home to one of our most well-known CGI programmes Maya the Bee and we are happy to continue our partnership with Discovery for this new title.

“Nils Holgersson is a well known international brand and we are confident that the reimagined CGI series will be as successful as the 2D animation and will capture kids’ attention anew.”

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