But the Australian-made animated series has been given a low-profile timeslot of 12pm Sunday afternoons, which for a debut series is rather disappointing.
Crafted on the Gold Coast and in Melbourne, the $20m series of 40 episodes had its premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival in August. It will be translated into other languages meaning the alphabet-link of the stories is no longer a part of the storytelling. The series will also sport a modified appearance from the book illustrations, but Base, who served as one of the 5 producers, remains happy with the finished product.
He said the TV series will take viewers “somewhere quite profound and give you a depth that is really exhilarating.”
Alex and Zoe are two kids who find themselves in an extraordinary situation. After stumbling across a magical portal hidden in the town library they’re led to a parallel dimension, a sophisticated world called ANIMALIA.
Animalia premieres at 12pm Sunday November 11 on TEN.
Additional source: The Age