Toonz Media Group and FuturumKids Join Forces on New Preschool Property, ‘Charlie’s Ark’

The show is created by award-winning illustrator, Mike Payne, who is behind the retail hit, Tatty Teddy.
License Global

October 11, 2022

Scene from “Charlie’s Ark.”
Scene from “Charlie’s Ark.”Toonz Media Group/FuturumKids

FuturumKids has inked a co-production and co-distribution deal with

Toonz Media Group

for a new animated series, “Charlie’s Ark.” It tells the story of a five-year-old boy and the ark-shaped toybox in which he keeps his toy animals with their ark-inspired rainbow top-knots, manes and tails. But these are not just toys; they all come to life – and together, Charlie and the toys have many magical adventures. 

“We are elated to join hands with FuturumKids to co-produce and co-distribute this promising preschool show called ‘Charlie’s Ark,’” says P Jayakumar, chief executive officer, Toonz Media Group. “This partnership affirms our commitment to make kids and families happy by providing high-quality content.” 

The series, which has now commenced production in Ireland and Las Palmas, will bring to the screen the engaging style of the books, whose charm, evocative storylines, and emotionally engaging illustrations have cross-generational and televisual appeal.  

Longer-term plans include licensing

and merchandising, building on writer and illustrator, Mike Payne’s, enormous success in commercial greeting card design, books and gift concepts that have sold in the hundreds of millions worldwide. 

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