London-based indie production company Kelebek Media has secured the rights to author Harriet Muncaster’s children’s book series Isadora Moon.
In a deal brokered by United Agents, Kelebek optioned all rights (excluding classic publishing) and plans to develop the property into a 52 x 11-minute 2D animated series.
The books, which are published by Oxford University Press, follow half-vampire, half-fairy Isadora Moon and impart a message of self-acceptance. More than 1.2 million copies of Muncaster’s 12-book series have been sold worldwide into 30 different languages, with a 13th book due to be published in October.
Kelebek Media has been behind other animated children’s adventure series, including Wissper, Klunk and Moon Base Albie. Its founder Deborah Thorpe commented: “I fell for Isadora Moon the minute I saw her. The books are beautifully and distinctively illustrated and the stories are full of charm, heart and humour. I am thrilled that Harriet has entrusted us with making these gorgeous books, so loved by their audience, into an animated series.
“Isadora’s unique and magical cultural heritage makes her universally relatable so anyone anywhere in the world can see themselves reflected in her. I think that’s part of her significant global appeal with our target audience.”
Muncaster added: “I’m so excited that Isadora is being brought to life in animated form. I absolutely love everything that the wonderfully talented team at Kelebek have done so far and I know they will make Isadora sparkle on the screen.”