“Wonder Pets,” “Small Potatoes,” “Super Wings” and “P. King Duckling,” among others, will now be under Studio 100’s remit.
NORTH AMERICA–In a move to further expand its international presence, Studio 100 has acquired the New York-based animation studio Little Airplane Productions.
Through the acquisition, Little Airplane Productions will continue to focus on developing and producing new projects in collaboration with Studio 100’s animation studios–Studio 100 Animation in Paris and Flying Bark Productions in Sydney. Meanwhile, Studio 100 Media in Munich will handle intentional content sales, licensing and merchandising, and the worldwide distribution of new brands and productions.
Little Airplane Productions is known for its work on series like “Wonder Pets,” “Small Potatoes,” “Super Wings” and “P. King Duckling.” The company is also known for its work in developing content with Chinese partners, which is also sold outside of China.
“We have been working successfully with Josh [Selig] and his team for many years and currently develop ‘Fun Town Wheels’ and ‘Rock, Tacco, Balloon’ with him. So, we are very excited about having this opportunity to join forces on a broader level,” says Hans Ulrich Stoef, chief executive officer, Studio 100 Media and m4e. “After m4e and I linked up with Studio 100 at the beginning of this year, the next logical step in the international expansion was to go into partnership with Little Airplane Productions. We have been impressed by the accomplishments of Little Airplane Productions and their great expertise in children’s and family entertainment. We are very much looking forward to producing world-class creations together.”