Lupus Films

Exclusive: UK animation indie Lupus Films appoints training & development producer

Lupus Films, the London-based animation studio behind The Snowman And The Snowdog and The Tiger Who Came To Tea, has appointed Abigail Addison to the newly created role of training and development producer. Effective immediately, Addison will be responsible for recruitment, skills training, course development and diversity monitoring at the UK indie. She will oversee […]

Lupus Films to adapt Benji Davies’ ‘Storm Whale’ trilogy

UK prodco Lupus Films is adapting Benji Davies’ Storm Whale children’s books as a trio of animated specials. Announced during this week’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France, The Storm Whale Trilogy will comprise three half-hour specials written and directed by Robin Shaw, who also directed Lupus’ Films 2019 adaptation of The Tiger Who […]

Kids round-up: DHX, CBBC take to ‘Springboard’; Hoho strikes Bomanbridge deal; Cumberbatch boards C4’s ‘Tiger Who Came To Tea’

Canada’s Family Channel, CBBC take to Springboard DHX Television’s Family Channel in Canada and CBBC in the UK is working with Beachwood Canyon Productions (BCP) on a live-action gymnastics series. Springboard (previously known as Up In the Air) has been created by Frank van Keeken (The Next Step) and will debut in 2020, with production […]

Emerging kids studios

In spite of the challenges, some studios that had been offering services on a work-for-hire basis are starting to build content creation into their business models, reports Jane Marlow. The fact that a company with the global reputation of Framestore started to “covertly” road test the idea of content creation two years ago gives an […]

Netflix UK, YFE among Toot buyers

Netflix in the UK, Disney in Australia and Germany-based YFE have acquired Toot the Tiny Tugboat from Twofour Rights. The Channel 5-commissioned 52x11mins preschool show, which also runs on Cartoonito on UK pay TV, is based on Sebastien Braun’s book and follows an ambitious tugboat and his friends. “Toot the Tiny Tugboat is a beautifully […]

MIPTV: Twofour moving into kids distribution

UK-based distributor Twofour Rights will start selling kids shows at MIPTV. The kids slate will span preschool, live-action and teen-focussed programming. Titles include 15x30mins fly on the wall doc series Our School. Twofour made the show for UK kids channel CBBC and follows a group of kids as they transition to from primary to secondary […]