Award-winning Icelandic character-based IP Tulipop will have further episodes of its original 2D animated TV series, Tulipop Tales, which are now in production following the strong ratings of season one. A full 52×7’ episodes have now been greenlit, with a raft of sales also announced from the show’s global distributors, Serious Kids.
The first season of the series (13×7’) launched in Iceland in February to great success, notching up double the views per day of the Icelandic broadcasters’ previous most popular kids show. Second season launches in the first quarter of 2023, with third and fourth to follow in the quarter of 2023.
“We are delighted with these new broadcast deals that provide children across the globe the opportunity to discover the wonders of the Tulipop world and its inhabitants. Through innovative storytelling using our varied landscapes and lovable characters our goal is to help teach kids the importance of friendship, diversity and creativity, in a way that sparks curiosity, creative thinking and interest in nature,” said Tulipop Studios CEO and producer Helga Árnadóttir.
“Tulipop is a colourful, magical world with diverse characters and with delivery of 52 modern fairytales now in sight we hope to secure more deals at MIPCOM,” said Serious Kids’ Genevieve Dexter.
Serious Kids have sealed deals with a raft of global broadcasters, including NRK Norway, YLE Finland, MBC Middle East, Tele Quebec Canada, Showmax South Africa and Canal+ Poland.
Aimed at upper preschool audiences, the series’ goal is to teach kids important life lessons through engaging and entertaining adventures. The series is written by a strong team of Icelandic and international writers, and Sara Daddy (Claude, Puffin Rock)as head writer. It is developed in partnership with educational consultant Dr. Natascha Crandall, who has a vast experience in children’s media and a special interest in enhancing children’s growth and development through the power of media.
Founded in 2010 by Helga Árnadóttir and Signý Kolbeinsdóttir, the series art director, Tulipop started out as a lifestyle brand and has to date gained popularity through its collection of quality merchandise, storybooks, games and more. Tulipop has secured investment from private investors and an Icelandic VC fund, Frumtak Ventures, committed to supporting the IPs growth.
The Tulipop Tales series is produced by Tulipop Studios in Iceland in collaboration with Spanish animation studios Amuse Studios and Tomavision.