Studio 100 Joins youngfilms and B Water on New Animation Series

“Johnny Sinclair: Ghost Hunter” is based on the best-selling novel series.
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June 9, 2022

Image from "Johnny Sinclair."
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Studio 100, an independent studio for children's and family entertainment, has joined forces with Hamburg-based youngfilms and international production company, B Water Studios, to bring the new CGI adventure-comedy series, “Johnny Sinclair: Ghost Hunter,” to life.  

The production will be realized in association with Studio 100 Media’s Munich-based Studio Isar Animation. Studio 100 Media takes over worldwide rights distribution as well as licensing and merchandising. Produced by Henning Windelband (Conni and the Cat, Conni) and Dirk Hampel (Pettson and Findus, Treasure Trekkers), the series is targeted at 6-11 year olds. Production will commence at the end of this year and the series will be available in 2024.  

“Johnny Sinclair: Ghost Hunter” is based on the current best-selling novels by Sabine Städing (Magnolia Steel, Petronella Apfelmus) and is a spinoff of the cult franchise, “John Sinclair: Ghost Hunter,” a ghost crime novel series whose success spans from the late 1970s, with more

than 250 million penny dreadful novellas sold, over 6 million novels sold and 200 radio play episodes. Jason Dark, the mastermind author behind the original John Sinclair, has endorsed the spinoff project.  

“We feel privileged to be part of this collaboration,” says Martin Krieger, chief executive officer, Studio 100 Media. “The cult of the original book series goes way back and we are absolutely convinced that this spinoff for children has all the right elements for an exciting and successful series. We are looking forward to working with Henning Windelband, his team and B Water.” 

“Searching for exciting content that moves, I came across the novels of ‘Johnny Sinclair,’” says Henning Windelband, chief executive officer, youngfilms. “Creating a youthful counterpart for the extremely successful cult ghost hunter John Sinclair and thus making it accessible to a new, younger target group works fantastically. ‘Johnny Sinclair’ is a modern fairy tale and a strong brand, which is entertaining, thrilling, educational, international and unique. It is already a great pleasure and lots of fun to work with our partners, B Water and Studio 100.” 

“We believe there is a real lack of a funny action-comedy ghost buster series in the market and ‘Johnny Sinclair’ has all the potential to fill that gap,” says Dirk Hampel, chief executive officer, B Water. 

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