1461 Ltd has launched its new pre-school CGI animation series Rollie and Friends at MIP 2013.
The series follows a young roller coaster called Rollie and his best friend Tooty at the magical Sunshine Cove theme park.
Rollie and Friends has been created by Steve Hanton of Studio Distract in Manchester, with distribution exclusively through Foothill Entertainment.
1461 has optioned the rights to fully develop the series as a further 52 x 11 minutes.
"Rollie and Friends is such a charming show and we’re delighted to announce the launch of the animation series at MIP 2013," said Russell Dever, executive director at 1461 Ltd.
"In this new era we are no longer geographically bound and we can reach audiences across the globe. We expect the series to be hugely popular amongst the preschool audience.”
Elsewhere, other 1461 Ltd show Boy and the Dinosaur was rated the top pre-school show at the MIP Jnr Screenings this week at Cannes.
The CGI series is being made in the UK by Studio Liddell with distribution exclusively through Foothill Entertainment.
“1461’s slate of production is a joy to work with, such imagination and style with a quality far exceeding most studios for television broadcast," added Jo Kavanagh-Payne, president of Foothill Entertainment.