Tulipop and WildBrain Celebrate One Million YouTube Views With a Second Series
Published: February 16, 2018
WildBrain and the iconic Icelandic kids’ brand Tulipop is celebrating achieving over one million YouTube views!
The Tulipop channel, which was launched and continues to be managed by WildBrain in October, has gained worldwide popularity with it’s first English language series.
As a result, Tulipop announced plans to create a further 10 episodes, which will again be co-produced by WildBrain and launched later this year.
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TULIPOP CELEBRATES ONE MILLION YOUTUBE VIEWS WITH MORE ANIMATED ADVENTURES
Icelandic character-based lifestyle brand Tulipop is celebrating outstanding success with their animated version of the magical world, as the Tulipop YouTube channel hits one million views just four months after launch.
Following the worldwide popularity of the first English language series of 2’30” episodes online, a further 10 adventures have been commissioned for the quirky and playful characters who inhabit the island of Tulipop.
The new episodes will again be co-produced by leading digital kids’ network and studio, WildBrain – who also manage the Tulipop YouTube channel – with Tobi Wilson and Brydie Lee-Kennedy (The Amazing World of Gumball) as script writers.
In addition, the original 10 episodes have been dubbed in Icelandic and sold to RUV, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service. Used by 95% of the population on at least a weekly basis, the independent public service broadcaster places particular attention on the Icelandic language, the history of the nation and cultural heritage – all of which were key to inspiring the Tulipop world – and on quality programming for kids and teens.
And looking ahead to what is already shaping up to be another dynamic and exciting year for the brand, a Tulipop short film has been selected for the TIFF Kids festival in Toronto in March, one of the world’s most important cinematic events for film lovers aged 3 to 13. The short film was co-produced by Blink Industries in London and directed by award winning director duo Cartwright Gantz.
Tulipop co-founder Helga Arnadottir says: “It was always our ambition to extend the world of Tulipop into animation so we are thrilled that so many people around the globe have taken our beloved creations to their hearts. We can’t wait to release more Tulipop animated stories featuring our strange but lovable characters!”
Founded in 2010 by celebrated Icelandic illustrator Signy Kolbeinsdottir and marketing expert Helga Arnadottir, the absurd and surprising island of Tulipop is drawn from an eclectic Icelandic heritage with ideas inspired by ancient fairytales. Both cuddly and gothic, with a stylish modern twist, the multiple-award-winning design brand has recently begun to expand internationally with its range of high-quality products currently available in 350 stores in Europe and the US as well as the online Tulishop. Following the soaraway success of its YouTube channel, a full 52 x 11’ series is currently in development.