London, 6th January, 2016 Award-winning King Rollo Films has been appointed as the animation production partner for the upcoming animated series Winnie and Wilbur. Acclaimed comedian, actor and writer Katy Brand is set to take the lead role of Winnie in this brand new animation series set to air on Channel 5’s hugely popular pre-school strand, Milkshake. Based on the best-selling Winnie the Witch books by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul, published by Oxford University Press, Winnie and Wilbur is currently in production with UK-based Winduna Enterprises and will air on Channel 5’s Milkshake in 2017.
Leo Nielsen, Director of King Rollo Films, said “This is a wonderful project for our company and we are extremely pleased to be working with Winduna to bring Winnie and Wilbur to their many fans, both young and old.”
Lesley Keen, Director of Winduna Enterprises said, “We have found the perfect partner for Winnie and Wilbur in Leo Nielsen and his exceptionally talented team at King Rollo Films, who have a reputation second to none for lovingly preserving the style of classic children’s books within their animated productions.”
Korky Paul, Winnie & Wilbur illustrator, said, “I am delighted and spellbound to have King Rollo Films working their magic on the Winnie and Wilbur animated TV series – Purr-fect! as Wilbur would say.”
Jessica Symons, Head of Children’s at Channel 5 said, “We couldn’t have wished for a better animation studio to work on Winnie and Wilbur. King Rollo Films has just the right touch to bring these much loved characters to life.”