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Austria’s ORF acquires Studio 100’s Heidi

Austrian public broadcaster ORF has acquired the remake of classic kids series Heidi after striking a deal with Studio 100.

The remastered 3D, CGI animation series is produced by Studio 100 Animation and Flying Bark Productions and it is set to be delivered in 2014.

The property is based on the books written by Swiss author Johanna Spyri. It was originally turned into an anime series in 1977 with Germany’s ZDF and was sold to 46 countries.

Studio 100 is distributing the new version internationally.

Andrea Bogad-Radatz, SVP of film and series at ORF said: “With the acquisition of Heidi the classic package is now complete. It’s not just children who love the series but parents and grandparents too who are optimally entertained and who enjoy remembering their childhood. I still think the idea of Studio 100 reviving the heroes of past generations in a contemporary 3-D animation is marvelous. We hereby guarantee the best children’s entertainment series for children and adults for the future.”

Patrick Elmendorff, MD of Studio 100 Media added: “Looking back at our partnership and looking forward to a further successful and continuing co-operation, we are proud to once again join forces with ORF and are delighted that Heidi has joined Maya and Vicky and found a new home at ORF.”

Tags: Heidi, ORF, Studio 100