APC Kids, the children’s entertainment division of co-production and distribution company APC Studios, has signed a wave of international broadcast deals for animated series Fox & Hare (26 x 11’). Aimed at children aged four to seven and adapted from the eponymous book series by Sylvia Vanden Heede and Thé Tjong Khing, published in over 10 countries by Lannoo Publishers, Fox & Hare 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.
New partners have signed on to broadcast the woodland adventures of Fox & Hare, including The Children’s Channel (Israel), Ceska Televize (Czech Republic), TV5’s Unis TV (Québec Canada), RTVS (Slovakia) and BBC Alba (UK). APC Kids managing director Lionel Marty said, “Fox & Hare combines beautiful animation, quirky and lovable characters and light-hearted adventures making the series perfectly tailored to young audiences across the globe. We are delighted to be working with this latest group of leading broadcast partners to bring the show to even more families.”
Fox has a taste for the finer things in life, while his best pal Hare is rather more responsible and gentle. They come up against problems of all shapes and sizes, along with the rest of the animals in the neighbourhood. There’s a sweet, innocent Owl, headstrong Tusk, Ping Wing the penguin and many more. With a little hard work, a lot of imagination, and the closest of friendships, they’re sure to get there in the end!
Commissioned by Ketnet in Belgium and KRO- NCRV in the Netherlands, the series has previously sold to DR in Denmark, RTHK in Hong Kong, Piwi+ in France, RTBF Belgium, YLE Finland, RUV Iceland, ERR Estonia and TVP Poland.