Lexi and Lottie.
SLR Productions is set to go into production on a new animated series for kids, Lexi & Lottie.
The Sydney production house will team up with long-term partners Telegael, Super RTL, ZDF Enterprises and Network Ten.
Established in 2002 by CEO Suzanne Ryan, SLR Productions is known for preschool property Guess How Much I Love You, animated adventure comedy series The Skinner Boys, dino-pirate cartoon show Captain Flinn & The Pirate Dinosaurs, the live-action series Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures, and the Emmy Award winning animated series I Got a Rocket.
Lexi and Lottie is a 26 x 22-minute animated detective comedy series aimed at 6 to 9 year olds.
According to a statement, the show will revolve around sibling detectives.
"Being identical twins is an asset for 12–year–olds Lexi and Lottie, especially when it comes to unravelling mysteries (such as animal theft, missing persons, art fraud, sabotage and just about any crime you can think of) in their country town of Appleton and its Animal Park".
"Lexie and Lottie live at the Animal Rehabilitation Park that their parents run. Despite their very different approaches to detective work, no misdeed is too minor and no animal caper is too crafty for these crime crackers".
"Add a little twin telepathy to the mix, a pet mouse called Mozart with a nose for clues and a comedic journalist friend called Fred and you have a dynamic crime solving combination that leaves local crims scratching their heads".
Executive produced by SLR Productions’ Suzanne Ryan and Telegael’s Paul Cummins, the series will feature SLR’s Jo Boag as creative director, Melanie Alexander as script producer and Greg Ingram as director.
The series was created in-house at SLR in 2015 and developed with Super RTL.
The Australian Children’s Television Foundation in Australia provided scripting assistance.
“Telegael, Super RTL, ZDF Enterprises and Network Ten are always exceptional partners and I am thrilled to be making this show with them. Lexi & Lottie is a fantastic series with great comedic super-sleuth fun that will leave its audience looking forward to the next case to crack with our detective duo”, said Executive Producer and CEO of SLR Productions, Suzanne Ryan.
Chief Executive Officer of Telegael Paul Cummins said: “Suzanne Ryan and her team at SLR Productions have an amazing ability to create great shows which engage, inspire and entertain. She has done it again with this fun series Lexi and Lottie. Telegael is delighted to partner with Suzanne, her excellent team and with our valued partners Super RTL, ZDF Enterprises and Network Ten to bring Lexi and Lottie to children’s audiences all around the world".
Programme Director of Super RTL Carsten Göttel said: “We are delighted to see Lexi & Lottie coming to life. The strong twin girls are a great addition to our character portfolio and the exciting detective adventures build on the success of The Skinner Boys which we also partnered on with SLR Productions and ZDF Enterprises. It is a pleasure to continue this fruitful collaboration".
"This original concept by SLR Productions convinced me from the first moment on that kids all over the world will fall for Lexi & Lottie and their comedic super-sleuth adventures. We are thrilled to work with SLR Productions after our previous successful co-productions The Skinner Boys, Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs and Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures,” said Arne Lohmann, VP ZDFE.junior at ZDF Enterprises.
“Network Ten is thrilled to once again team up with Suzanne Ryan and the SLR Productions team to bring to our young Australian audience this animated detective comedy, Lexi & Lottie", said Network Ten’s Head of Children’s Programming, Cherrie Bottger. "With their special twin powers these curious 12 year old sisters waste no time getting into the action creating a background of entertaining adventure, fun, mystery solving and mayhem”.