UK kids channel CBeebies has ordered a series based on Ted Dewan’s Bing Bunny book.
The 78x7mins Bing Bunny preschool show will be made by UK indie Acamar Films and executive produced by ex Nickelodeon UK boss Howard Litton.
Acamar has signed up TLC as its L&M partner and a deal has been inked with Harper Collins to publish classic Bing Bunny stories in conjunction with the launch of the series on the BBC operated kids channel.
Acamar’s cofounder Mikael Shields will produce the show and Litton will be the exec producer.
The producers say that each 7-minute episode of their show will be a ‘micro-drama’, which explores what life is really like for preschoolers and the grown-ups in their lives.
Kay Benbow, controller of CBeebies adds: “We can’t wait to welcome Bing Bunny to CBeebies. The stories reflect the real lives of our very youngest audience members and their parents and caregivers – it is animated reality TV for toddlers, but done with such care, authenticity, warmth and charm – it is simply captivating.”