Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs win at Cartoons On The Bay

19 April, 2011 by IF

Press Release for Adele Feletto Publicity

Two childhood passions – dinosaurs and pirates – have earned Emmy Award winning and leading children’s entertainment company, SLR Productions two wins at the recent 2011 Cartoons On The Bay Pulcinella Awards International Television and Cross Media Animation Festival in Rapallo, Italy for the series, Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs.


The cartoon series currently in development to be a 52 x 11min series won Best TV Pilot and also the prestigious Arlecchino Award for Best Book Based Work, an esteemed accolade of the Festival determined by the event’s panel – promoted by RAI, organised by RAI Trade in association with RAI Fiction.

Executive Producer, Suzanne Ryan said “It is a great honour for our creative team to have received such accolades at a TV pilot stage. I am thrilled the festival recognised the series – it proves dinosaurs and pirates are timeless characters that kids will always enjoy. Cartoons On The Bay is a prestigious festival that ensures the creative industry is noticed at the highest level”.

Pirattitude meets silly in these riotous tales of a jam-stealin’ Captain T Rex, Stig the stegosaurus, Dippy the diplodocus, Tricky the triceratops and Terry the pterodactyl and four adventure lovin’ kids Captain Flinn, Pearl, Tom and Violet who teach them a thing or two!

Dinosaurs and pirates come together with wit and cheek in this dino-pirate cartoon series. The series is based on the award winning picture books of the same name by mighty talented Author/Illustrator duo, Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto.

Irreverence, general silliness and flagrant disrespect for pirate dinosaurs wrapped around a message of simple empowerment: sometimes when you face your fear…you’ll notice it’s wearin’ a milk moustache (underneath that eye-patch…arrr).

SLR Productions is one of Australia’s leading and Emmy Award winning children’s entertainment companies that specializes in the creative development and production of world-class children's entertainment programmes. Executive Producer Suzanne Ryan established SLR as an independent production company in 2003 and, since then, has been sourcing and developing significant properties for the international children's market. With more than 60 hours of content sold in over 50 countries around the world, SLR Productions continues to create hit shows with truly global potential. SLR Productions is owned by Suzanne Ryan and South Pacific Pictures.