Karlstad / Toronto-based animation studio The Nuttery Entertainment has signed an exclusive agreement with Storytel, one of the world’s largest audiobook publishers, for the animated and ancillary rights for the iconic kids IP Håkan Bråkan. This beloved legacy property with over 30 standalone books is now making the jump into animation for the first time.
Together with Håkan Bråkan’s creators, and the popular children’s and YA book authors, Sören Olsson and Anders Jacobsson, The Nuttery Entertainment is developing an animated series. The animated series will be based on completely new material but will take inspiration from the body of work created so far around the character. The series’ focus will be on the main character and his fantastic and exaggerated world full of adventure and it will be aimed at an international audience.
“It is humbling and an incredible privilege to work on such an amazing IP as Håkan Bråkan. This kid is the standout character in the highly successful Andersson Family universe, combining heart, curiosity, imagination, and crazy antics. Can’t wait for kids all over the world to fall in love with the unique hero that Sören and Anders have created.”Magnus Jansson, co-founder and CEO of Nuttery Entertainment
“It is very inspiring and engaging to step into Håkan-Bråkan’s fantastic world. There is so much heart and recognition in the stories. It is a wonderful opportunity to work with Storytel and Sören and Anders to create new stories for animation. The series have a lot of warmth and excitement, adventure and laughter.”Erik Öhrner, co-founder and producer at Nuttery Entertainment
“Animation is by far the best way to further develop our character Håkan Bråkan and his imaginative world. We are convinced that Håkan Bråkan will be a perfect fit for this medium. The collaboration with Nuttery Entertainment feels very inspiring! It is fun to be part of brainstorming ideas and developing completely new stories about Håkan Bråkan — who is transformed into Super Bråkan when you least expect it!”Sören Olsson / Anders Jacobsson
The animation development is taking place alongside Storytel’s major push of Anders Jacobsson and Sören Olsson’s authorship, where several new books are planned. As recently announced, Nordic Film will release two new live-action movies based on Håkan Bråkan, the first one releasing next year.
“It’s super exciting that Anders and Sören’s stories about Håkan-Bråkan are becoming an animated series! One of our goals is to have our fantastic content reach out to audiences in new and creative ways and Nuttery Entertainment is the perfect partner to help us do this.”Sara Hasselström at Storytel Agency