B1 + B2 = 3D
Ahead of a major announcement on ABC3, the public broadcaster says a favourite kids' series is now going animated.
Bananas in Pyjamas are going 3D, with their own animated series to be produced by Southern Star Entertainment.
ABC’s Executive Head of Children’s Tim Brooke-Hunt, said: “Animating the Bananas series allows us to present this classic show in a fresh, contemporary format, designed specifically to appeal to today’s generation of young children. It also gives us the opportunity to broaden the existing world of the Bananas, while retaining their relationships to Rat and the Teddies”.
ABC TV has been involved in the creative development of the project from its inception and will maintain editorial and creative control over all elements of the production, which will remain within Australia for the creative elements.
However, the ABC also indicated it cannot afford to fully fund high quality and expensive projects such as this new animated series alone, requiring a co-production with Southern Star Entertainment.
The original format Bananas in Pyjamas will continue to screen on ABC TV.
Later today the ABC will make a major announcement about the future of its kids channel, ABC3.