ZDF Enterprises has picked up the global distribution rights, excluding Germany and Czech free TV, for the modern version of the children’s classic Pan Tau.
From Caligari Film, Pan Tau was filmed in English with a predominantly British cast. The star of the show is Britain’s Got Talent finalist, magician and comedian Matt Edwards.
Creator and executive producer Gabriele M. Walther produced the series for Germany’s WDR. Pan Tau first appeared on TV screens in 1970.
Peter Lang, VP ZDFE.junior, said: “I am delighted that we are partnering again with Gabriele, who has the magic touch when it comes to creating children’s content. The longstanding relationship has enriched our catalogue with successful titles like Coconut, The Little Dragon and The Muscleteers and we are proud to be able to offer this new enchanting series, Pan Tau, to our global clients.”
Walther said: “Reinventing Pan Tau for today’s young viewers as well as taking the fan base of the original series on a magical journey was our goal. The stories are newly developed with contemporary themes but the essence of the character remains the same. He knows no rules so always has a different perspective and wants to make the world a better place.”