WarnerMedia EMEA commissions preschool series Spookies for Cartoonito and HBO Max EMEA

WarnerMedia has acquired the broadcast rights for German-produced preschool show Spookies. The series will be broadcast on WarnerMedia’s Cartoonito channel and will also be streamed on HBO Max in EMEA. Serious Kids, UK, is the global distributor of Spookies, which is produced by Wolkenlenker. The 78 x 7 CGI animated series is due to be delivered in 2023/24.

Spookies tells the story of three special little spooks, Lily, Bob, and Freddy, who live in Castle Ravenrock where there is something new to discover around every cobwebbed corner and up every dusty stairwell. In Ravenrock, no door stays locked, no secret stays under lock and key and no opportunity for adventure is wasted.

 Zia Bales, Lead Acquisitions, Partnerships and Coproductions Kids & Family, WarnerMedia EMEA, says:“Spookies immediately stood out as a perfect fit for Cartoonito and for HBO Max EMEA. We are excited to partner with Wolkenlenker to bring this delightful show to preschool audiences.”

Sebastian Wehner, Wolkenlenker, adds: “Childhood today can be anxiety inducing. Our three little ghosts are showing kids, with a lot of humour and understanding, that you can overcome almost everything life throws at you.”

The series concept was created by Daniel Acht and the Head Writer is Jen Upton.