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Nights to remember

CLF partners with Hahn Film and Toonz for new CGI series to tell the untold stories of 1001 Nights

Independent production company Chocolate Liberation Front (CLF), Germany’s Hahn Film and Toonz Entertainment in India are co-producing 1001 Nights: The Untold Stories, a brand new, 26 x 24’ CGI animation series for 9-12 year olds.

1001 Nights: The Untold Stories is produced for Network Ten (Australia), ARD represented by RBB (Germany) and is being distributed by Telepool/Global Screen. The first 13 episodes will launch in early 2016.

An original concept by Gerhard Hahn, the series is based on the classic Arabian Nights tales. This modern animated series embarks on a whole new epic adventure! The fresh stories feature brave teen Sherazade on a quest to help her friend Karim who has been unjustly dethroned by his own brother. An evil spell was cast and he has been turned into a big blue hairy monster! Now the two friends must escape from the Golden City and set off to find a cure for Karim.

CLF’s Dan Fill said: “Companies generally don’t make shows like this anymore. It really has everything: magical creatures, seafaring adventures, huge musical numbers, a cast of nearly a hundred characters and some top shelf visual effects. It really is an epic show.”

This visually stunning CG animated series bristles with suspense, excitement and magic as the friends journey to find the Tree of Life. The journey takes the duo across mystical lands and mysterious islands – full of wizards, mythical creatures and flying carpets. Along the way Sherazade and Karim encounter legendary characters such as Aladdin, Sinbad and Ali Baba. They even befriend a genie called Halil who serves to guide them.

“Hahn Film’s stunning 2D design work set the tone for our end of the production,” said Frank Verheggen of CLF. “The sets are incredibly detailed and ornate, the characters are beautifully realized, the voice performances are terrific. We spared no expense in the follow up to our Figaro Pho TV series. We are really proud of it.”

Toonz CEO, P Jayakumar added: “1001 Nights is a wonderful show. Hahn Film set a high benchmark in their design quality which Toonz has translated beautifully into our production quality. And we are absolutely happy with our work.”

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