The Sapphires to become animated series
(L-R) Gail, Julie, Cynthia, Kay in The Sapphires.
Goalpost Pictures and Sticky Pictures are in the final stages of development on The Sapphires, an animated series based on Goalpost's 2012 feature.
Developed as a 26 x 22 minute series with ABC TV Australia, The Sapphires will be aimed at a kids (7-12 years) and families.
“The Sapphires has been a wonderful journey and we are delighted Sticky Pictures is partnering with us to reach a brand new audience", said Kylie du Fresne from Goalpost Pictures.
"We are thrilled to be working again with writers Tony Briggs and Keith Thompson; the magic that was created on screen for the original movie looks certain to appear again with the TV series, which, like the movie, will have a phenomenal soundtrack. The characters in The Sapphires are strong and inspiring role models and it is exciting for us to see the connection with a young audience”.
Sticky Pictures’ CEO and Executive Producer Donna Andrews said: “We are thrilled to be in the final stages of development with Goalpost Pictures on The Sapphires. Goalpost Pictures enjoyed incredible international success with The Sapphires feature film and we know this animated series will be a winner with local and international audiences. The animated series will stay true to the award-winning elements of the feature film however with contemporary storylines, fresh soulful music and animation it will take on a whole new feel that will be enjoyed by lovers of the movie and will win itself a new generation of fans”.