1641 has appointed Accorder as its music publisher. The specialist animation house is currently producing Boy & Dinosaur, an exquisite pre-school series crafted in CGI animation and based on an adaptation of a short film by Jason Harding. The series explores the friendship between a young boy of around four years old and a huge dinosaur which lives with him and the boy’s family. The show is distributed by Foothill Entertainment who are due to announce major pre-sales following success at MIP Junior where the show was the third most viewed children’s show across ALL genres. 1461 also have the rights to two animation classics – Microscopic Milton and Little Monsters. It’s great to be working with MD Russell Dever and the team.
About Boy & Dinosaur: The series is written, animated, composed and produced by a multi-BAFTA award-winning UK team, including director Paul Couvela (Bob the Builder, Chuggington), producer David Bunting (Shaun the Sheep, The Tigger Movie) and writer Davey Moore (Octonauts, Thomas & Friends, Rastamouse). It blends strong visual storytelling and broad, physical comedy with plenty of original music and a simple educational philosophy that resonates on a global basis. Delivery date is April 2014.
About 1461: an animation production company based in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Established by Russell Dever who has a background in Children’s Publishing, Animation and Licensing the company produces and distributes work created by him as an Executive Producer in collaboration with industry professionals over a 20 year period.