TELEGAEL CO-PRODUCTION “SABRINA: SECRETS OF A TEENAGE WITCH” PICKED UP BY US TELEVISION NETWORK THE HUB
Telegael co-production “Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch™” has been picked up by US television network The Hub and is slated for a 2013 broadcast.
The series is a re-imagining of the successful Archie Comics’ franchise “Sabrina The Teenage Witch” and is being co-produced by Moonscoop, Archie Comics Publications, Inc, DSK Group India, Laughing Lion (India) and Telegael.
Irish audiences will know the character of Sabrina from the successful live-action TV show “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch” which ran in the 1990s and early 2000s. The new co-production will revamp the long-running character and bring her up-to-date.
The title character will be voiced by Ashley Tisdale. Writer Dean Batali (“What’s Up Warthogs,” “That 70s Show,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) will be head writer and Trevor Wall (Hero:108) will serve as director for the series.
“We are delighted to be involved in such an exciting project as “Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch.” The character was very popular here when the original series was being broadcast and for Telegael to be involved in the new animated series is a huge honour.” said Siobhán Ní Ghadhra, COO at Telegael.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with Telegael and Moonscoop for this exciting new era of Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” said Archie Comics Co-CEO Jon Goldwater. “Sabrina has had a long and successful history in animation and TV and we are looking forward to continued success with this latest venture.”
For more information contact:
Siobhán Ní Ghadhra,
Tel: 091 558 600
Based in Spiddal, Co Galway, Telegael is one of Europe’s leading TV, animation and new media groups with a history of successful co-productions executed with a variety of world class partners. Established in 1988, the multi-Emmy and IFTA Award winning studio works with international producers, distributors and broadcasters to develop, co-produce and finance animation and live-action content for the global market. Telegael’s client list includes some of the biggest names in global broadcasting including Disney, Discovery Kids, France Television, Super-RTL, KIKA, BBC, Nickelodeon, PBS Sprout and Cartoon Network. Telegael has co-produced more than 600 hours of television. Its productions have been distributed to over 140 territories throughout the world and have been translated into more than 40 languages. Follow Telegael @TelegaelIreland or see www.telegael.com
Moonscoop is a leading worldwide kids production, distribution, brand management and entertainment company, focused on producing original projects and building brands with international appeal and longevity. Its rights library combines many of the most successful programs and best-loved animated creations in the global television market and includes over 3,000 half-hours of programming airing in more than 160 territories worldwide. Key brands include “Tara Duncan,” “The Davincibles™,” “Super Sportlets,” “Code Lyoko,” “Fantastic Four,” “Titeuf” (Tootuff) the Series and Feature Film, “Chloe’s Closet™,” “Pet Alien™,” “Hero:108™,” “Dive Olly Dive!” “Geronimo Stilton” and “Casper,” which are licensed in markets around the world. Moonscoop’s production slate currently includes “Hero:108″ Season 2, “Chloe’s Closet” Season 2, “Code Lyoko” Season 5 and “Casper” Season 2.
About The Hub TV Network
THE HUB is a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) and Hasbro, Inc., (NASDAQ: HAS) with a goal of entertaining, enlightening, empowering and educating children and their families. The cable and satellite television network features original programming as well as content from Discovery’s library of award-winning children’s educational programming; from Hasbro’s rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, as well as specials, game shows, and family-favorite movies. The network extends its content through a robust and engaging online presence at www.hubworld.com. The Hub rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and reaches more than 70 million U.S. households. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved. Follow The Hub @HubTVNetwork See http://www.hubworld.com
About Archie Comics
Archie Comics is the leading mass market comic book publisher in the world and the home to a wide array of the most popular humor, action-adventure and superhero characters in entertainment, including Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica, Reggie, Kevin Keller, Josie and the Pussycats, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, the New Crusaders, The Shield, Li’l Jinx and many more. Archie Comics have sold 2 billion comics worldwide and are published around the world in a number of languages. In addition to comics, Archie characters have been featured prominently in animation, television, film and music in various popular incarnations.
Headed by a multi-billion, multi-faceted group of companies, Mr. D.S Kulkarni, the DSK Group is a $ 407m multi-business group. The activities of the Indian company spans construction, education and automobiles. DSK Group also spreads its activities into information technology, pharmaceuticals, hospitality and wealth management. With the venture of Sabrina, DSK Group of companies is now at the verge of exploring new horizons in the entertainment segment and looking forward to more fruitful collaborations to produce world-class content.
About Laughing Lion
Laughing Lion Animation Pvt Ltd.(LLA) is one of the fastest growing Animation studio based in India. The company is funded by Dr.Jayaram Chigurupati, He is an entrepreneurial, interdisciplinary businessman with interests primarily in Entertainment, Biopharmaceuticals, healthcare, Opthalmics and financial services. In recent Years LLA has delivered high quality projects for TV series, Feature Films, DVDs, Web&Online and Gaming. To name few LLA has delivered Top Cat feature film, LLorona feature film, Skylanders-in game animation, Zhuniverse, Dagedar, Linkers, Adventures of Iesodo. The company is headed by Srikanth Pottekula as CEO with strong team of 450 artists based in Hyderabad