September 20, 2016
By Haridas K.
Munich / Bejing – German brand management and media company m4e AG is partnering with China’s leading animation provider WeKids Asia to introduce m4e’s most popular animated preschool series – Wissper and Tip the Mouse – to the Chinese market. WeKids has acquired the rights to distribute the shows across a variety of TV broadcasters and VOD platforms, as well as for licensing & merchandising throughout Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau.
The preschool CGI animation series Wissper (52 x 7’) follows the adventures of a little girl who has a very special talent – she is able to communicate with animals. This allows her to understand their problems and help solve them together. Wissper was co-produced by London-based animation studio Absolutely Cuckoo and m4e AG, Telegael (Ireland), Discreet Art Productions (India), and the German BASTEI Media GmbH. Originally commissioned by Channel 5’s kids strand Milkshake!, the animated comedy-adventure is already being successfully broadcast in many countries. The brand’s worldwide distribution is managed by m4e.
The 52 episodes of the TV-series Tip the Mouse were produced by m4e, Studio Bozzetto & Co., Giunti Editore, Studio Campedelli and Rai Fiction. The series is based on the internationally renown and popular children’s books of the same name by Italian author Andrea Dami. More than 11 million books have already been sold worldwide, including Latin America. The worldwide distribution of all rights of Tip the Mouse is managed by m4e, excluding Italian-speaking Europe, Spain, Andorra and Portugal.