Monday 18 November 2019

Irish cartoon featuring weather obsessed characters to launch on RTE

Nelly and Nora starts on RTEjr on February 2
Nelly and Nora starts on RTEjr on February 2
Nelly and Nora starts on RTEjr on February 2
Nelly and Nora starts on RTEjr on February 2
Nelly and Nora starts on RTEjr on February 2

Independent.ie Newsdesk and Agencies

Irish animation company Geronimo Productions has secured international broadcasting of their latest cartoon 'Nelly & Nora', which will premiere on RTE Jr next month.

The company pitched the series internationally where it was immediately snapped up by major world broadcast, distribution and publishing players, including the BBC, where it will debut on children's channel Cbeebies in May.

Geronimo will also be turning to series into book form, with the first hardback edition scheduled for publication early next year.

Series creator and principal of Geronimo Productions Gerard O'Rourke said he was humbled by the initial success.

“This is the perfect storm, the best terrestrial TV partners, world class distributor and publisher, but most importantly the new talent of Emma Hogan and Jamie Teehan, I am humbled”

Thie series, which is aimed for preschoolers, follows the stories of two young sisters who spend their holidays and weekends with their parents at the family’s mobile home in a camping park by the sea, which was inspired on Mr O'Rourke's family holidays.

"This series was inspired by a regular family holiday in Wicklow and is based on our obsession as a nation with the weather," he said.

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