‘Tooth Fairy’ bites into TV spinoff

Filmax, Patagonik sign pact

MADRID — Spanish mini-studio Filmax Ent. and top Argentine production house Patagonik are closing a co-development deal to produce a TV series spinoff of animated feature “The Hairy Tooth Fairy,” the highest scoring Spanish pic at the B.O. this year.

Unlike the feature, which employed a mix of live action and 3D, “The Hairy Tooth Fairy: the Series” will be 100% 3D, said Filmax Animation CEO Francisco Rodriguez. Patagonik and Filmax, co-owners of the property, are thrashing out concepts for the skein, playing off the feature in which a small girl sets out to free a kidnapped sugartooth fairy, a mouse called Ratoncito Perez.

Patagonik and Filmax aim to bring in partners from France and Italy, which also have traditions of a mouse version of the sugar-tooth fairy.

A sequel feature is in production, directed by Andres Schaer, which will be ready for delivery in 2008.

The series would be completed in 2009/10. “We have a brand. We have to keep it alive,” Rodriguez explained.

“Fairy,” the series, will be presented at the Cartoon Forum in Gerona, Catalonia, this September.

Co-produced by Filmax and Patagonik, toon pic “Fairy” bowed Nov. 10 in Spain and finished with a cume of Euros 3.6 million ($4.9 million), making it the highest-grossing Spanish toon pic ever.

“Fairy” was also one of only two Argentine pics to have a significant B.O. impact in Argentina, where it grossed $2.4 million.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety