9 Story Distribution International has secured worldwide distribution rights to the new animated series, “Circle Square.” “We’re excited to partner with 9 Story so that children (and their families) all over the world will have the chance to meet Vanessa the dragon and her neighbors,” Greg and Myles McLeod, Creators, Wyndley Animation, said.
The series was created by The Brothers McLeod and co-produced by Wyndley Animation and Kavaleer Productions. 9 Story Distribution is tasked with distributing the series on a global scale, with the exception of regions secured by commissioning partners Milkshake! in the UK and Ireland, SVT in Sweden, YLE in Finland and VRT in Belgium. “Circle Square is a funny, friendly, warm tonic for young audiences,” said Alix Wiseman, SVP, Distribution, and Acquisitions for 9 Story.
The show is directed by Greg McLeod, written by Myles McLeod, and executive produced by Erica Darby, Helen Brunsdon, Gary Timpson, and Andrew Kavanagh. The project was partially financed by the UK Government-funded Young Audiences Content Fund, led by the BFI, plus Milkshake! Channel 5 and Creative Europe. “It’s been an absolute pleasure to bring the world of Circle Square to life,” the Mcleod creators said. “We’ve had an amazing cast and crew and they’ve made this world feel real, funny, homely, and like a place you just really want to visit.”
Each episode, spanning 40 minutes, showcases nine houses, each home to a character or family who forms part of a community filled with emergency service owls, a family of wizards, an elderly bear, and talking trees. Its neighboring islands in the archipelago of the Wyndley Isles are also featured, as well as a few visiting family members and friends. The show targets children between the ages of 4 and 6. “It’s got a lot of heart and a refreshingly quirky cast of diverse characters whose differences are what binds them together,” Wiseman said. “Its key messages of empathy, along with the gorgeous design aesthetic created by The Brothers McLeod, will charm kids no matter who or where they are.”
We’re excited to partner with 9 Story so that children (and their families) all over the world will have the chance to meet Vanessa the dragon and her neighbors.” Greg and Myles McLeod Creators, Wyndley Animation