Earlier this year we posted here about this Belfast based company achieving big things with their animation and also the huge accolade of working with the Jim Henson Company and being an Emmy nominatee and a BAFTA winner!
They are Sixteen South, and their story has continued to grow and they are now broadening their relationship with The Jim Henson Company. Sixteen South have appointed the Jim Henson company with the global consumer products rights to their new mixed media, animated preschool series, DRIFTWOOD BAY.
Driftwood Bay will air across the world from Spring 2014 and has already been purchased by the leading television networks in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Sweden, Finland, Republic of Ireland, Israel, Middle East and Norway.
Colin Williams, Creative Director, said: “We’ve just completed the first two episodes of Driftwood Bay and have had a wonderful time bringing it to life. Every part of the show is organically hand-crafted and we’re really fortunate to have such a brilliantly talented team working on it. We are really confident that parents will love it – as well as the 4-6 year olds we’re aiming it at.”
And from 23 September, Nick Jr, Nickelodeon’s preschool channel, will premiere Sixteen South’s award winning pre-school favourite Pajanimals to television screens across the UK and Ireland. In the bedtime slot, the brand new series will feature four of the most cuddly characters ever – Sweetpea Sue the pony, the excitable duck Squacky, the creative cow CowBella and the optimistic puppy Apollo.
The premiere episode ‘Light in the Sky’ will help address Squacky’s fear of the dark. The Pajanimals travel to The Night Sky where the Moon tells Squacky and the others that there is nothing to fear at night because he is always watching over them in the night sky.
Pajanimals is a partnership between The Jim Henson Company, Sprout (the US broadcaster) and Sixteen South.
Colin Williams, Creative Director, said: “I’m thrilled that Pajanimals is ‘coming home’. The series has had unparalleled success across the globe but it’s just brilliant that our own children here at home will be able to enjoy their adventures from later this month. It’s a show that was proudly made here in Belfast.”
Sixteen South is a BAFTA award winning children’s television company. Their show ‘Pajanimals’ received two Emmy® nominations at this year’s 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards.
Driftwood Bay and Pajanimals have been part funded by Northern Ireland Screen.
For further information on Sixteen South’s family of children’s television programmes log onto www.sixteensouth.tv, become a fan of Sixteen South on facebook at www.facebook.com/sixteensouth or follow Sixteen South on twitter: @sixteensouth.
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