Fanshaw and Crudnut launched and 15 Years of Blue Rocket!
Blue Rocket has celebrated 15 years in the animation business with the launch of their 17th series, Fanshaw & Crudnut.
In that 15 years, Blue Rocket has produced 16 TV series (including Australia's first CGI series - Hoota & Snoz - and the first children's cross-platform project - The Dog and Cat News). Their programming has been broadcast in over 120 countries and they were the SPA New Media Producer of the Year in 2011. In this time, Blue Rocket has generated over $21 million of production in Tasmania and attracted over $16 million in national and international investment.
The production of Buzz Bumble, a 52 x 12 minute animated series for The Nine Network's GO! Channel and worldwide distributor, Bejuba! Entertainment, was the start of a continuing co-production partnership with India's Criya Innfotainment.
The Fanshaw & Crudnut project, consisting of a 52 x 12 minute series and a 90 minute telemovie all commissioned by the Nine Network, adds Beyond International to the co-production team.
Screen Tasmanian has invested $300 000 in a production budget of $6.42 million for Fanshaw & Crudnut. The production will last for 2 years and generate 40 jobs for cast and crew, as well as subcontracting work for Tasmanian companies.