"Gigglebug" commissioned for season 2 - starts production in June
Finnish animation and games studio Gigglebug Entertainment has landed a new commission, making Gigglebug the biggest pre-school series produced out of Finland to date. The new production starts on the back of delivering the first one to broadcasters in May 2016. Finland’s YLE and Switzerland’s SRF lead the new commission, with WDRmg distributing.
“There hasn’t been such a pre-school series out of Finland since the Moomins”, comments Anttu Harlin, CEO and producer of Gigglebug Entertainment.
The joint commission by YLE and SRF is exceptional. “This series has really found it’s audience in Finland. It radiates positive values and Gigglebug’s laughter is contagious” comments YLE producer, Kaisa Järnfelt.
“Season 2 is a true asset in terms of distribution”, says Stefanie Fischer, Head of Content at WDRmg. “With a total of 52 episodes, we can now offer a greater variety of Gigglebug’s hilarious stories, which makes the show even more attractive for international programme buyers.”
Gigglebug’s stories are influenced by the highly esteemed goals in the Finnish early education system. The positive effects of laughing together are used to teach children about their emotions and develop their resourcefulness.
“The creators have crafted a wonderful world with charming characters and smart stories”, SRF’s Marek Beles notes.
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Anttu Harlin, CEO, producer
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