From the author Nicoletta Costa and the producers of “Francesco”, the new animated series NINA & OLGA, from 27 September on RAI YOYO
From the pen of Nicoletta Costa, a famous children’s author and illustrator with over 500 illustrated books published in Italy and around the world, and the producers of “Francesco”, the most popular Italian animated film on RAI in 2020, comes the eagerly awaited animated series Nina & Olga, co-produced by Enanimation and Mondo TV Producciones Canarias S.L. – Nina Y Olga A.I.E. in collaboration with Rai Ragazzi.
The series will premiere from 27 September on Rai Yoyo with a double episode (from 29 September also from Monday to Friday at 8 am and from 6 October it will be broadcast at 11.25 am, again with a double episode).
One of Nicoletta Costa’s best-loved characters for young readers, thanks to the historical titles of EMME edizioni, a worldwide publishing success for over 30 years, the Nuvola Olga now comes to life in a unique animated series, consisting of 52 episodes of 7 minutes each, under the artistic direction of the creator herself.
For the Nina & Olga TV series, Enanimation, an award-winning film production and distribution company based in Turin, has developed a new character, a very curious little girl with a head full of hedgehogs who lives in the Underside, who will be the best friend of the white Cloud Olga.
Realised in 2D digital animation, the direction of Nina & Olga has been entrusted to Lisa Arioli, already co-director of the recent medium-length film on the life of Saint Francis “Francesco”, produced by Enanimation and Rai Ragazzi. The writing direction is by the English author Steve Middleton and the music is by the award-winning musician Luigi Meroni, who worked for years at Hans’s Zimmer Media Ventures. The concept of the series was created by Nicoletta Costa and Stefania Raimondi, while the executive producers are Federica Maggio and Maria Bonaria Fois.
Enanimation, which since 2003 has been involved in national and international productions and co-productions of quality animated audiovisual products, together with Mondo TV Producciones Canarias S.L. and Nina Y Olga A.I.E., has created this new cartoon with the aim of creating a series that can be immediately considered an evergreen, a reference point for pre-school children, in which the strength and style of Nuvola Olga and its creator Nicoletta Costa emerge.
Contributing to this ambitious objective is the valuable partnership with Mondadori – Children’s Book Division. In fact, the publishing group is launching, to coincide with the debut of the television series, six books dedicated to this new title, two of which have been written by author Nicoletta Costa: Nina & Olga. Amiche Speciali and Nina & Olga. Alla scoperta di lettere e numeri, in bookshops from 7 September. In particular, the book Nina & Olga. Amiche Speciali (Nina & Olga. Special Friends) recounts the prologue to what will happen in the television series, that is, the magical moment when Cloud Olga meets Nina for the first time and then becomes inseparable friends.