(Toronto, ON – October 12, 2018) – Look Mom! Productions, Blue Ant Media’s Toronto-based, animation studio and Brazilian production company, Boutique Filmes announced today their treaty co-production on children’s animated series the Great Hotel Rudini of Illusionism (26×11’; HD), which will see the series written by Look Mom! Productions in Canada and animation in Brazil via Boutique Filmes and animation studio Birdo. Scheduled for delivery in 2020, the series will be available for pre-sale at MIP Junior this weekend via Blue Ant International at booth R8.D7.
“The Great Hotel Rudini of Illusionism is a an important opportunity for Look Mom! Productions to collaborate with some of the most talented people in Canada and Brazil’s creative communities,” said Josh Bowen, Creative Director, Look Mom! Productions. “Our shared sensibility and demand for creative excellence makes Boutique an ideal international partner.”
“At Boutique Filmes, we are focused on creating content that is interesting for international audiences, The Great Hotel Rudini of Ilusionism is a comedy developed in partnership with Birdo Studio. To be able to add a co-producer with the expertise and talent of Look Mom! Productions and Blue Ant Media is definitely a win,” said Tiago Mello, Executive Producer, Boutique Filmes. “We expect to create a very fun and original series together.”
The Great Illusionist Rudini’s Hotel, once renown as a meeting place for the greatest illusionists in the world, now lies mostly empty. When young Rudini inherits the hotel he has great plans to bring it back to its former magical glory – with the biggest tricks and illusions ever seen. Aided in his schemes by magician’s assistant Mr. Rabbit, Rudini will do whatever it takes to entertain his guests with his explosive tricks.
Look Mom! Productions, a Blue Ant Media company, is a Toronto-based animation studio producing compelling, creator-driven animated content for Kids (6-11), teens and adults (18-34). Launched in 2017, the studio has several series in active development and its recent hit, Gary and His Demons, premiered in the US on the Mondo Channel on VRV earlier this year. lookmomproductions.com
Boutique Filmes is the production company responsible for the first Brazilian Netflix original series, 3%. Based in São Paulo since 2013, the company is dedicated to creating and producing original content and innovative formats for several platforms. It focuses on three main categories: non-scripted, kids and fiction. During this period, two of the company’s productions were nominated for the International Emmy Kids Awards: in 2015 and 2017, Zu’s Zoo (Discovery Kids) was nominated for the Preschool category, and in October 2016, SOS Fairy Manu (Gloob) was nominated for best Animation. Boutiquefilmes.com.br
Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international content producer, distributor and channel operator. From our production houses around the world, we create content for multiple genres including factual, factual entertainment, short-form digital series and kids programming. Our distribution business, Blue Ant International, offers a catalogue of 3,000+ hours of content, including the largest 4K natural history offering on the market. Blue Ant Media’s international channel business offers a portfolio of media brands such as Love Nature (International), ZooMoo Networks (International), Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth (Canada), Blue Ant Entertainment (International), Blue Ant Extreme (International) and HGTV (New Zealand). Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto, with operations in Los Angeles, Singapore, Auckland, Dunedin, London, Washington, Sydney, Beijing and Taipei. blueantmedia.com