BEJUBA! ENTERTAINMENT JOINS FORCES WITH SKARAMOOSH AND CREATIVE VISUAL MEDIA ON
SPOOKY SISTERS SPINOFF SERIES
All New Spooky Investigations Animated Series Debuts Fall 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TORONTO & LOS ANGELES -- (September 17, 2008) – Bejuba! Entertainment has partnered with Skaramoosh London Ltd. and Creative Visual Media to develop Spooky Investigations, an all new animated series designed to continue the comedic adventures of the popular Spooky Sisters shorts produced by Skaramoosh for Disney UK, it was announced by Bejuba! Entertainment President Tatiana Kober.
Bejuba! will serve as executive producer and distributor of the series, in addition to seeking out co-production partners and securing financing for the production of new half hours, or 52 x 11-minute episodes slated for broadcast in 2010.
Most recently, the original Spooky Sisters series of shorts enjoyed successful runs on ABC in Australia and Binweevils.co.uk, the UK-based children’s online entertainment platform that boasts over 850,000 visitors per month. These shorts will be available for screening at MIPCOM JR.
While retaining all the comic hallmarks of the original shorts, the new production will follow the adventures of the intrepid sisters, Amelia and Cecelia Spooky, as they form a self-styled paranormal investigation agency especially for kids. Together with their cousin Boris, a 200-year-old teenage vampire who turns into a bat, the sisters will investigate any spooky mystery which grownups consider too farfetched to believe.
“Spooky Sisters was the beginning of an exciting new franchise. While the series of shorts concentrated on the fighting power of the sisters, the new long form series will focus on the paranormal, the mysteries and the fun – three things kids love,” said Kober. “We are excited to be working with Skaramoosh and CVM, and look forward to building a global audience of loyal viewers.”
“CVM is thrilled to be collaborating with Bejuba on the next installment of the Spooky Sisters franchise, Spooky Investigations,” said CVM Managing Director Karl Woolley. “The success of the shorts on Binweevils made us realize that these sisters had far more potential. Boys and girls love to watch the sisters and are writing us asking for more episodes. This track record led us to believe we had to get involved in this franchise.”
Daniel Slight, managing director of Skaramoosh stated, “Bejuba’s rich market experience and recent successes in animation co-production will be key ingredients in realizing our vision for the new series and in finding a new global audience for the show. With our fantastic new team, we have developed the show to a point where it is even stronger, better looking and funnier than before.”