Berlin: Netflix Picks Up China’s Boonie Bears’ Animation

Netflix has acquired rights to two-year-old Chinese animated film “Boonie Bears: The Big Top Secret.”
The deal was struck with Los Angeles-based Viva Pictures, which represented the rights on behalf of Chinese producer Fantawild.

At the Berlin Film Festival, Viva reported that Netflix also picked up accompanying TV series “Boonie Bears: Spring Into Action.”

Featuring two bears, Briar and Bramble, the Boonie Bears franchise is China’s best developed animation property and has existed in film and series versions since 2012, that played on CCTV and Beijing Television Network.

“The Big Top Secret” is the third feature and was released in January 2016. Last year, it was followed by “Entangled Worlds.” This year’s film “Boonie Bears: The Big Shrink” was released on the first day of Chinese New Year and has grossed $29 million in its first two days of release.

Fantawild is also one of China’s leading theme park operators.

More Film

  • 'Billionaire Boys Club' Review

    Film Review: 'Billionaire Boys Club'

    Netflix has acquired rights to two-year-old Chinese animated film “Boonie Bears: The Big Top Secret.” The deal was struck with Los Angeles-based Viva Pictures, which represented the rights on behalf of Chinese producer Fantawild. At the Berlin Film Festival, Viva reported that Netflix also picked up accompanying TV series “Boonie Bears: Spring Into Action.” Featuring […]

  • Crazy Rich Asians

    'Crazy Rich Asians' to Top 'The Meg's' Second Weekend

    Netflix has acquired rights to two-year-old Chinese animated film “Boonie Bears: The Big Top Secret.” The deal was struck with Los Angeles-based Viva Pictures, which represented the rights on behalf of Chinese producer Fantawild. At the Berlin Film Festival, Viva reported that Netflix also picked up accompanying TV series “Boonie Bears: Spring Into Action.” Featuring […]

  • Running for Grace

    Film Review: 'Running for Grace'

    Netflix has acquired rights to two-year-old Chinese animated film “Boonie Bears: The Big Top Secret.” The deal was struck with Los Angeles-based Viva Pictures, which represented the rights on behalf of Chinese producer Fantawild. At the Berlin Film Festival, Viva reported that Netflix also picked up accompanying TV series “Boonie Bears: Spring Into Action.” Featuring […]

  • Love 1. Dog Review

    Sarajevo Film Review: ‘Love 1. Dog’

    Netflix has acquired rights to two-year-old Chinese animated film “Boonie Bears: The Big Top Secret.” The deal was struck with Los Angeles-based Viva Pictures, which represented the rights on behalf of Chinese producer Fantawild. At the Berlin Film Festival, Viva reported that Netflix also picked up accompanying TV series “Boonie Bears: Spring Into Action.” Featuring […]

  • Jeffrey Katzenberg

    Jeffrey Katzenberg on Oscars' New Popular Film Category Controversy

    Netflix has acquired rights to two-year-old Chinese animated film “Boonie Bears: The Big Top Secret.” The deal was struck with Los Angeles-based Viva Pictures, which represented the rights on behalf of Chinese producer Fantawild. At the Berlin Film Festival, Viva reported that Netflix also picked up accompanying TV series “Boonie Bears: Spring Into Action.” Featuring […]

  • Most-Anticipated Fall Movies 2018: 'A Star

    Fall Movie Preview 2018: 'Venom,' 'A Star Is Born,' 'Halloween'

    Netflix has acquired rights to two-year-old Chinese animated film “Boonie Bears: The Big Top Secret.” The deal was struck with Los Angeles-based Viva Pictures, which represented the rights on behalf of Chinese producer Fantawild. At the Berlin Film Festival, Viva reported that Netflix also picked up accompanying TV series “Boonie Bears: Spring Into Action.” Featuring […]

  • Aretha Franklin 1972

    Aretha on Screen: What's the Fate of Jennifer Hudson Biopic and Embattled 'Amazing Grace' Doc?

    Netflix has acquired rights to two-year-old Chinese animated film “Boonie Bears: The Big Top Secret.” The deal was struck with Los Angeles-based Viva Pictures, which represented the rights on behalf of Chinese producer Fantawild. At the Berlin Film Festival, Viva reported that Netflix also picked up accompanying TV series “Boonie Bears: Spring Into Action.” Featuring […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content