Kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE has announced its partnership with DCM Pictures and Boulder Media on 2D adventure comedy series Amelia Fang aimed at six-nine year olds.
The series is inspired by the fang-tastic books written and illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson, which have sold over half a million copies in the UK and have been translated into 24 languages.
Amelia Fang will be produced by DCM Pictures (Bibi & Tina) with animation led by Boulder Media in Dublin and directed by Robert Cullen (Gumball, Danger Mouse and My Little Pony). The writing team is led by Elly Brewer (Shaun The Sheep, Postman Pat, Thunderbirds, The Story Of Tracy Beaker and Tracy Beaker Returns). Executive producer CAKE will handle all international distribution.
Set in an unusual world full of eccentric characters, the series follows the wonderfully funny adventures of a young vampire with a big heart, Amelia Fang, and her diverse gang of friends. Here, there are always wrongs that need righting, mysteries that need solving and creatures who need rescuing – but whatever the adventure, Amelia and her pals always manage to save the day in their own uniquely quirky way! 48 x 11 minute episodes and 2 x 22 minute specials will be produced.
CAKE CEO and executive producer on Amelia Fang Ed Galton said, “Amelia Fang is full of heart, warmth and big adventure and we are thrilled to be working with DCM Pictures and Boulder Media in bringing her to the screen.”
Part of DCM Pictures and Amelia Fang executive producers Philippa Tsang, Marc Schmidheiny and Christoph Daniels said, “Amelia Fang is joyful, funny and at its heart, it is a show about embracing difference in our society. We’re so lucky to be working with Elly Brewer, Boulder Media and CAKE who have been drawn to the rich world and great characters that Laura Ellen Anderson has created.”
Boulder Media founder and creative director and Amelia Fang director Robert Cullen said, “Bursting with charm, comedy and adventure, Amelia Fang also carries a wonderful message of acceptance at its heart. I’m delighted to work with the fabulous Elly Brewer and the great folks at CAKE and DCM.”