Acamar Films readies to launch new animated series Bing Bunny

Global licensing programme in development
Publish date:
Social count:

Acamar Films is teaming up with Irish animation studio Brown Bag films and London's Tandem Films to co-produce a new animated series, Bing Bunny.

Based on the popular book series from the award winning author and illustrator Ted Dewan, the new animation will launch initially on MIPTV.

The series has been developed for BBC pre-school channel, CBeebies, which will be 'bringing the property's philosophy and story-telling to children this spring.'

Acamar has also revealed that various key global broadcasters are already on board while the firm is developing a global publishing, licensing and digital campaign for the property with The Licensing Company representing Bing Bunny around the world.

Harper Collins has already signed to produce a multi-format TV tie-in programme for the rabbit, as well as to re-issue he entire series of Ted Dawson's original classics.

Mikael Shields, Bing Bunny's producer and CEO of Acamar Films, said: "We looked at over 600 ideas before deciding to option and develop Bing Bunny.

"It's a unique project and so we were determined to assemble most talented team possible to adapt Ted Dewan’s insightful books both for the screen, and for a parallel digital life.

"We did our early visual development work with Nicky Phelan and the team at Brown Bag Films and they’ve been a fantastic partner for us. I’d also worked originally with Daniel Greaves at Tandem Films on “Flatworld” and we were absolutely delighted when they agreed to come on board with Jeroen Jaespart bringing a special focus to directing our series animatics.

"So, we now have all three studios working on everything from the story ideas, team-writing, voice-recording, dialogue edits, animatics, animation, music and post-production of the show.

"We’ve set it up to be an incredibly detailed collaboration and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results.”

Each seven minute episode of Bing Bunny aims to explore what life is like for a pre-school child, from bathing to making smoothies.


Featured Jobs

Aardman Job Logo 620 x 349

Brand Manager (Maternity Cover)

Part of the brand team, The Brand Manager works closely with several members of the department, including Studio Publicist, Community Managers, Licensing, Sales and Attractions and Live Experiences teams to implement local and international strategies in the form of brand plans and maximising on all activity surrounding the properties.

Universal Job Logo 620 x 349

Senior Graphic Designer, EMEA - Consumer Products

Working in tandem with the Product Development team and reporting into the Design Manager EMEA, the purpose of this role is to drive forward our creativity across all licensed consumer products. As part of the creative team, you’ll be developing exceptional creative assets and product concepts for numerous NBCUniversal franchises that inspire licensing partners across the entire region.

SanrioJob Logo 620 x 349

Creative Manager

Best known for global icon Hello Kitty, Sanrio has a portfolio of more than 400 characters. We license a unique collection of branded gifts, stationery and fashion accessory items while collaborating with the most respected companies in the world. Our EMEA business coordinates the development licensing throughout Europe, Russia, Middle East, Africa, Asia (for Mr Men), Australia and New Zealand. An exciting, permanent opportunity has come up at our London office to lead our Design team as Creative Manager (m/f)

Vivid Job Logo 620 x 349

Digital Marketing Executive - Toys & Games

Vivid is Britain’s biggest toy company and the 20 largest in the world. With offices across the globe, they sell an amazing portfolio of toys and games to over 60 countries. Vivid is best known for its association with blockbuster brands and is very excited about future opportunities around the world.