Australia’s ABC and China’s China Central Television (CCTV) have announced for a co-production, Hoopla Doopla!, with  a ceremony held in Beijing on April 23. Hoopla Doopla! is being produced by Melinda Wearne and Ron Saunders from Beyond Screen Productions Pty Ltd and the China Central TV Screen Drama Production Centre. The Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) provided script development investment to the series from its early stages and will now distribute the series worldwide on behalf of the Australian and Chinese partners.

The directors of the series are Mark Barnard (Australia) and Liang Tong (China) who would be working hand-in-hand with an Australian and Chinese cast and crew.  The scripts were written in Australia while the shoot is set to be carried out in a studio in China. Post-production will be done  in Australia.