Telegael (Ireland), Discreet Art (India) and Areavisual/La Mar Media (Colombia) sign agreement to co-produce 52 x 7-minute animated pre-school series Ana The Pirate at MipCom 2016.

Ana The Pirate tells the story of a young girl who becomes an intrepid pirate when her magic bathtub turns into a pirate ship. On the open sea, Ana the Pirate and Cua-Cua, her loyal and comical rubber duck, live out fantastic adventures, taking decisions, working as a team and resolving issues through conflict resolution strategies. In each episode Ana The Pirate will demonstrate that we can all be brave inside and be able to face unimagined fearful risks and dangers. The series aims to challenge gender stereotypes, empower women and promote pro-social behaviour.

The partnership, facilitated by Kreiworks Australia, is the first co-production between the three companies. A short pilot series of Ana The Pirate, which was created in Colombia, currently airs in Spanish language on Discovery Kids Latin America. The new full-length CGI animated series will be produced initially in English, Spanish and Irish and distributed globally. Ana Pirata was selected as a finalist at the Prix Jeunesse International 2016, which also nominated the program to the Gender Equity prize.

Ana The Pirate / Ana Pirata is expected to reach our screens in 2018.

Multi-Emmy Award-winning Telegael is one of Ireland’s leading film and animation studios producing live action and animated content for the international television market and for worldwide cinema release. Based in An Spidéal, Galway, the Telegael group currently employs in excess of 100 people on a range of film and television productions. Telegael has coproduced animated and live action series with partners in US, France, UK, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, India, China, South Korea, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Spain, Philippines and Malaysia. Telegael has co-produced in excess of 800 hours of television programming, its projects have been distributed to over 150 countries and translated into more than 40 languages. Broadcaster partners and distributors include Disney, Lionsgate, Netflix, NBC Universal Sprout, BBC, Discovery, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, ZDF, Channel 5, KiKa, France Television, SuperRTL, HBO, ABC, ITV, RTE, TV3 and TG4.

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