Watch Next’s Animal-Loving ‘Audrey’s Shelter’ Adopts Broadcast and Distribution Partners
Seven broadcasters from four different countries have embarked on the all-new anime series Audrey’s hideaway from the French production company Watch Next Media (Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese), co-produced with the Spanish Peekaboo (me, Elvis Riboldi) and Image of Canada – Atlantic (Olie & Moon), with the support of the CNC, Telefilm Canada, FMC, Région Ile-de-France and Région Haut-de-France.
France Télévisions (France), TVO Kids, Radio-Canada, TFO and Knowledge (Canada) jointly ordered the 52 x 11′ series, with public service broadcasters ZDF (Germany) and RTVE (Spain) on board as partners distribution co-producers . The series will air on ZDF and KiKa in Germany and on Clan TV in Spain.
Paris-based children’s entertainment content distribution company Kids First will handle global distribution and licensing rights for the eco-friendly series, which is currently in production and will air from 2023.
Synopsis: Audrey’s hideaway is a wild and woolly anime series. Have you ever heard of the saiga? Or the kakapo? Or the northern hairy-nosed wombat? Nope? It’s good, Audrey will introduce you! They are some of the most endangered animals in the world…and they just happen to be his best friends! That’s because eight-year-old Audrey lives at the Wilde Refuge, her family’s refuge for endangered species. She knows firsthand that caring for a menagerie of wild animals isn’t easy, but it’s always worth the effort. All it takes is a little empathy and a great sense of humor.
“The commitment of so many key broadcasters across multiple territories speaks to the universal appeal of Audrey’s hideawaycommented Philippe Allesandri, CEO of Watch Next Media. “The Wilde Refuge in the show is based on several real-life animal parks and reserves that are actively working to help endangered species, so we hope kids will be both entertained and inspired by the series to cherish the world. natural.”