Pukeko Pictures has finalised a deal to work alongside Chinese production house Grand Entertainment to produce a new global kids TV show.
The Wellington-based company – who created the successful WotoWots series – will work alongside the Chinese production house on Apple Dog’s Adventure, a live-action puppet-based series.
The main character in the series is based on a popular series of Chinese books, which tells the story of a dog with a magical apple growing from the end of its tail that teaches simple life lessons.
“It is not going to employ a lot of people here. It will be fairly small from that aspect but for our purpose it is about understanding the Chinese market, how things are done at a production level, then being able to collaborate with the Chinese on something we actually believe could be a very exciting show,” said Pukeko Pictures chief executive Andrew Smith. Continue reading »