Hollywood, California – The Jim Henson Company’s third party licensing banner, HIP (Henson Independent Properties), is unveiling at MIPTV the first episodes of the 52 x 11’ CGI-animated series Elias: Rescue Team Adventures. This all-new series is a follow-up to the original International Emmy-nominated series which first gained popularity as a children’s picture book by Alf Knutsen and Sigurd Slåttebrekk.

Norway’s Animando is producing the series in partnership with the Icelandic animation studio Coaz Animation. Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) commenced broadcast of the series in March 2014.

HIP represents the media distribution rights to the new series together with global consumer products rights under a deal announced in 2013.

Elias is a brave, playful little rescue boat with an enthusiasm for adventure who teams up with his skilful friends to save the day. The series features child-sized adventure stories that inspire young children to have fun exploring their own world with confidence and courage.

Elias: Rescue Team Adventures