CANNES/SINGAPORE – 3 October 2011 – Sparky Animation–in conjunction with Japan’s Duckbill Entertainment, Baku Enterprise Inc. and Bandai Visual Inc.–is producing a new CGI animated television program based on the best-selling Japanese book series, One Stormy Night. The deal represents Singapore’s first animation co-production with three Japanese partners and falls on the heels of Sparky Animation’s recent co-production successes including Dinosaur Train, with US-based The Jim Henson Company, and Mr. Moon with Skaramoosh (UK) and Title Entertainment (Canada).
Through an unlikely friendship between a goat and a wolf, One Stormy Night is a heartwarming children’s story that explores themes about acceptance, loyalty despite differences, and highlights the important message that those from different backgrounds or cultures can be accepting and develop into the very best of friends.
One Stormy Night (52 x 11) is slated to premiere on Tokyo TV in April 2012 and will be directed by the popular anime veteran, Amino Tetsurou (Gundam Wing, Macross 7).