Friday, 29 April 2011

RTE to lead the global market with Punkyy???

Sooooo many links, so much time chasing them, so so much fun!

Here's the RTE one:

And, even better, here's what Sheila de Courcy, Commissioning Editor, Young People's Programmes, had to say at the launch yesterday:

"And when the proposal for PUNKY first came to me several years ago I was immediately struck by the fresh perspectives on life which it offered. I was very excited by the point of view which had neither ever seen on RTÉ screens nor, to my knowledge, seen on Childrens TV internationally, and how honest and truthful it was.

In the character PUNKY we see a wholly original narrator who has her own unique perspective on the world. Just like every other kid in Ireland she has a lot to put up with …… between friends and family, and the various obstacles that the daily routine throws up – but PUNKY gets on with it and finds a lot of fun in life. And this is what I believe our audience will enjoy – a fun series about life.

It’s in these kinds of stories that a Public Service broadcaster can lead the way, and I am proud that RTÉ has been a global leader in commissioning this series.

Series like this are made by big teams, and many people help along the way. Everyone should share in our collective delight today. My particular congratulations go out to Lindsay and Gerard in creating this series, and in fighting for it, to bring it to 1000’s of people across the world. And to Aimee [Richardson, who plays the voice of Punky] and Simon [Crane, director], and all the other people who animated PUNKY’s world. "

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