SLR Productions, Sydney, 9 February 2016: SLR Productions today announced production on its new dynamic detective duo series Lexi and Lottie and will see the Australian production house team up again with its long-term partners, Telegael, SUPER RTL, ZDF Enterprises and Network Ten. The 26 x 22 minute animated detective comedy series is aimed at 6 to 9 year olds.
Executive produced by SLR Productions’ Suzanne Ryan and Telegael’s Paul Cummins, the series will feature SLR Productions’ Jo Boag as Creative Director, Script Producer Melanie Alexander and Director Greg Ingram. Created in-house at SLR Productions to deliver on the market’s demand for comedy and super-sleuth detective stories for the 6 to 9 year old audience, the series was developed in 2015 with SUPER RTL and the Australian Children’s Television Foundation in Australia providing 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.
“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,” said Chief Executive Officer of Telegael, Paul Cummins.
“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,” said Programme Director of SUPER RTL, Carsten Göttel.
“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,” said Network Ten’s Head of Children’s Programming, Cherrie Bottger.
“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”.
Everyone knows two heads are better than one! Add a little twin telepathy to the mix, a pet mouse 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…. how can these kids out–smart them?
Lexi, Lottie, Fred and Mozart the mouse leave no stone unturned when it comes to unlocking the crimes in their town… such as animal theft, missing persons, art fraud, sabotage and just about any crime you can think of. 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.
SLR Productions is one of Australia’s leading Emmy and multi award winning children’s
entertainment companies, specializing in the creative development and production of world-class children’s content. Established in 2002 by CEO, Suzanne Ryan, SLR Productions is recognized for successful global brands such as two seasons of the acclaimed preschool property, Guess How Much I Love You, two seasons of animated adventure comedy series The Skinner Boys. Captain Flinn & The Pirate Dinosaurs, the live-action series Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures, and the Emmy Award winning animated series I Got a Rocket.
SLR Productions’ passion is to make creative, adventurous, imaginative and exciting programmes for audiences worldwide. The company has produced more than 160 hours of content across 160 territories worldwide. With its highly experienced development and production teams headquartered in Sydney, Australia,
SLR Production partners with major broadcasters, producers, distributors, publishers
Telegael is one of Europe’s leading animation and television production houses. Established in
1988, the multi-Emmy® and IFTA award winning studio works with international producers, distributors and broadcasters to develop, co-produce and finance animation and live-action content for the global market. Telegael’s broadcaster list partners includes some of the biggest names in global film and broadcasting including Disney, Lionsgate, Discovery Kids, ZDF, Cartoon Network, ABC Australia, PBS Sprout NBC Universal Sprout, Super-RTL, KIKA, BBC, Nickelodeon, HBO and France Televisions. Telegael has co-produced more than 750 800 hours of television. Our productions have been distributed to over 140 territories throughout the world and have been translated into more than 40 languages.