- Project Type
- Animated TV series for pre-schoolers
- Becca’s Bunch
- Release Date
- Irish Partner
- JAM Media
- Funding Strand
- TV Broadcasting Support; Slate Development Funding
- Year Funded
- 2016 and 2018
- Funding Amount
- €400,000 (TV Support)
Becca (previously known as Peckles) started life as an idea in the mind of Dublin student Conor Finnegan and was given wings at an animation festival in Cannes. It’s now a cartoon series in 70 territories worldwide, under a global licensing deal with Nickelodeon.
Becca’s Bunch is produced by JAM Media. Creators Chris Dicker and Conor Finnegan.
In Wagtail Woods one little bird, Becca, and her Bunch of friends, are ever ready for adventure. Becca, a happy bobble hat wearing bird sees adventure in every situation and as a result often bites off more than she can chew; landing herself and her Bunch – Russell, Sylvia and Pedro – in some sticky situations.
'Becca’s Bunch was selected for MEDIA’s TV Programming Award following commitments from such key European broadcasters as Channel 5, France TV and KiKA, as well as Nickelodeon US. This hybrid TV series series is 52 X 11 minutes in duration and is currently in production. It was originally one of our Slate development projects and it is fantastic to have our show go through the full MEDIA Slate Development process and then become a fully funded production. The development process was extremely helpful allowing us the time to focus on the creation of a new process where we combined digital and traditional techniques resulting in a unique visual tactile style. The Slate Development Funding is very important for companies, such as ourselves, allowing us to explore, breath and grow the project before the rapid pace of production takes over. The Programming Award was hugely beneficial to our project, allowing us to bridge the financing gap and produce a show that competes with the best the international market has to offer.'
— John Rice, CEO, JAM Media