MIPCOM 08: BKN Pockets new deal

Firm signs co-production agreement with Huminah Huminah for Pocket Penguin Adventures.
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BKN International has inked a co-production deal with Canadian animation company Huminah Huminah for 2D series Pocket Penguin Adventures.

The new production will be all digital, all high definition animation fully realised using the Toon Boom software package. All scripts, music and post production will be done in the UK, pre-production elements will be performed in Canada and digital animation performed in Spain.

The series will include 52x11-minute episodes, with delivery of the first 26 scheduled for spring 2010 and the remaining 26 for autumn 2010.

"Targeting the age group of four to seven, our plan is to captivate our audience with simple but sophisticated and funny scripts written here in the UK," said Nicola Andrews, MD of BKN New Media. "While the characters that populate this magical world, and the stories we will tell will be the key, the crystal clear high definition animation will add a level of quality to this show that we believe is ground breaking."

Adam Mimnagh, owner and producer at Huminah Huminah, added: "Pocket Penguins is a delightful series. I was very impressed with the quality of the pilot episode which I believe Canadian broadcasters will really warm to."


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