APC Kids, the children’s entertainment division of co-production and distribution company APC Studios, has secured a raft of sales for its animated property Fox & Hare.
Based on forest fables and aimed at children aged 4–7, Fox & Hare (26 x 11’) is directed by Mascha Halberstad and Tom van Gestel, and produced by Submarine in the Netherlands, Walking the Dog in Belgium, and Doghouse Films in Luxembourg.
DR in Denmark, RTHK in Hong Kong, and Piwi+ in France have all picked up the show, which is commissioned by Ketnet in Belgium and KRO- NCRV in The Netherlands. The show has also pre-sold to RTBF Belgium, YLE Finland, RUV Iceland, ERR Estonia, and TVP Poland.
Fox & Hare follows the adventures of the most unexpected forest friends in a humorous and imaginative animated series. The series is adapted from the book series by Sylvia Vanden Heede and Thé Tjong Khing, published in more than 10 countries by Lannoo Publishers. Fox has a taste for the finer things in life, while his best pal Hare is more responsible and gentle. They come up against problems of all shapes and sizes, along with the rest of the animals in the neighborhood. There’s a sweet, innocent Owl; headstrong Tusk; Ping Wing the penguin; and more.
“The mix of clay and 3-D animation in Fox & Hare creates a series with a distinctive look and feel,” said Lionel Marty, managing director of APC Kids. “Combined with the universal theme of friendship and community, we are delighted that new global broadcasters are partnering with us to bring audiences into the world of this fun new show.”