Flying Bark Productions and Studio 100 Animation have embarked on a co-production of Heidi with the Australian premiere scheduled to appear on the Nine Network.
The 39 x 26 minute series will be delivered in 3D HD and target an audience aged between five and eight years old.
“We are very excited to announce this co-production with Studio 100 Animation in Paris on Heidi," said Flying Bark Productions’ managing director, Jim Ballantine.
"This nostalgic series is being brought to life in stunning 3D HD for a new generation to adore – with its strong family-friendly vales of friendship, positivity and love, Heidi will be cherished by children all over the world."
Heidi will follow a young orphan brunette with curly hair who is brought by her aunt to the Swiss Alps to live with her grandfather.
Once there, she will ‘display all her strength and natural resources to find her rightful place in a sometimes harsh and unfriendly environment’.
“We are absolutely delighted to be working with the team at Flying Bark Productions on Heidi. This 3D HD animation will strongly resonate with our young Australian audience and we are thrilled to be home to the series premiere” added Nine Network’s executive producer, Drama, Jo Rooney.