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‘SIR MOUSE’ – AN ANIMATED 21ST CENTURY FAIRY TALE WITH A THOROUGHLY MODERN HEROINE: KESHET INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF NEW KIDS’ CO-PRODUCTION

February 05 2018
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5th February 2018 – Keshet International (KI) today announces the acquisition of exclusive worldwide distribution rights to a new BelgianGerman Irish  children’s animated co-production Sir Mouse

A tale rooted firmly in ‘the now’ ‘Sir Mouse’ challenges gender stereotypes in new and original ways allowing children (and adults) the opportunity to question the world through new, refreshing and importantly fun narratives. 

Sir Mouse is an adaptation of the award-winning book series ‘Mouse and Dragon’, written by Dirk Neilandt and illustrated by Marjolein Pottie. The series, at its core, is a comedy about an unusual friendship between a bossy mouse and her gentle friend who just happens to be a dragon. However this series is so much more.  In each episode the heroic duo take a journey and along the way question our perceptions of traditional fairy tale clichés and indeed life as we know it. 

The deal sees the global content and media company pick up the worldwide rights to the 26×11’ series, excluding Germany, Belgium and Ireland. It is part of Keshet International’s ongoing drive to expand into the kids’ content space, and follows the appointment last year of Nicola Andrews as Senior Sales & Commercial Director, Kids. 

Nicola Andrews, Senior Sales and Commercial Director, Kids, Keshet International, said: “Sir Mouse is an exceptional concept. Not only is it funny and engaging, it flies for a new narrative, where girls are knights, and it’s the princes that need rescuing. It perfectly demonstrates Keshet International’s wider strategy to bring a rich variety of content to the worldwide children’s programming market. It is important for us to find new ways to tell gripping, fun and informative stories and Sir Mouse jumped off the page as it does this so admirably.”

Sir Mouse will be delivered in 2019 and has been commissioned by broadcasters ARD in Germany, KETNET in Belgium, and RTE in Ireland. The project will be co-produced by Fabrique Fantastique (Belgium), Scopas Medien (Germany) and Salty Dog (Ireland).

ENDS 

About Keshet International:

Keshet International is a leading global content and media producer and distributor.  It is part of the Keshet Media Group which also owns Keshet 12, Israel’s leading commercial broadcaster for 25 years.

KI is headed by CEO Alon Shtruzman and its portfolio includes the company’s local production and distribution subsidiaries : Keshet UK, Keshet Studios in the US, Tresor Produktions in Germany, Keshet Asia, Keshet MX in Mexico, as well as Keshet Digital Studios, Keshet Films, Keshet International Gaming and the global distribution arm.

KI’s catalogue represents the entire range of programming genres including drama, comedy, entertainment, factual and kids’.  KI offers original content developed within its network of companies as well as curated third party IP. 

Catalogue highlights include hit drama Prisoners of War, upon which the prime time Emmy® winner Homeland was based; gripping espionage thriller False Flag; high octane game show BOOM!; successful talent shows Rising Star and Master Class and international Emmy® Award-winning ‘buddy comedy’ Traffic Light.

About Fabrique Fantastique:
It`s the rumbling blast-furnace of Fabrique Fantastique that lies at the heart of our productions. The furnace is stoked by producer/director Tom Van Gestel. With the most talented Belgian artists and technicians on the assemblyline, Fabrique Fantastique strives to create meaningful and original 3D and 2D products for TV and cinema.

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