André Rieu Busy Creating His Own Animated Series
André and Pierre, who are closely involved with the story lines, hope that the animated series will be broadcast worldwide. Connected to the television show, Father and son would like to add merchandising to the television show. "Until now we have not really paid much attention to that". A band like U2 generates a huge turnover of hundred thousands of Euros on one night, by selling T-shirts. I think this is something fun for people to give to their children and grandchildren, something they can stand behind. "
The Rieu's think that there is a great demand for children’s programs centered around Classical Music. "From all over the world we receive stories and videos of children who only like to watch André's DVDs. On the one hand it's sad, but also great".
Pierre said to he would be very happy if this year a pilot of one minute would be completed. “One minute will cost about a hundred thousand Euros. We were shocked to hear how expensive it is to create animation. But we really wish to do this.” At the end eventually the animated series about Music Wizard André should consist of 52 episodes of five to seven minutes each.
Thank you to Ineke and Entia for the Translation