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CLF partners with Hahn Film and Toonz to tell the untold stories of Sherazade

New animated series offers a fresh take on epic tales

September 23 2015 – Independent production company Chocolate Liberation Front (CLF), Germany’s Hahn Films and Toonz Entertainment in India are co-producing a brand newCGI animation series for 9-12 year olds, Sherazade: The Untold Stories (26 x 24min).

Sherazade: The Untold Stories is produced for Network Ten (Australia), ARD represented by RBB (Germany) and is being distributed by Telepool/Global Screen. The first thirteen episodes will launch in early 2016.

An original concept by Gerhard Hahn, the series is based on the classic Arabian Nights tales. This contemporary animated series embarks on a whole new epic adventure!

These fresh new stories feature brave teen Sherazade on a quest to help her friend Karim who has been unjustly dethroned by his own brother. An evil spell was cast and he has been turned into a big blue hairy monster! Now the two friends must escape from the Golden City and set off to find a cure for Karim.

The journey takes the duo across mystical lands and mysterious islands – full of wizards, mythical creatures and flying carpets. Along the way Sherazade and Karim encounter legendary characters such as Aladin, Sinbad and Ali Baba! Oh, and they even befriend a genie called Halil who serves to guide them.

This visually stunning CG animated series bristles with suspense, excitement and magic as the friends journey to find the Tree of Life.

Dan Fill at CLF says: “Companies generally don’t make shows like this anymore. It really has everything: magical creatures, seafaring adventures, huge musical numbers, a cast of nearly a hundred characters and some top shelf visual effects.  It really is an epic show.”

Frank Verheggen of CLF adds: “Hahn Film’s stunning 2D design work set the tone for our end of the production. The sets are incredibly detailed and ornate, the characters are beautifully realized, the voice performances are terrific. We spared no expense in the follow up to our Figaro Pho TV series. We are really proud of it.”

Toonz CEO P Jayakumar says: “Sherazade: The Untold Stories is a wonderful show. Hahn Film set a high benchmark in their design quality which Toonz has translated beautifully into our production quality. And we are absolutely happy with our work.”


Media enquiries

For CLF media enquiries including interviews and images please contact:

Janet Balmforth at DDA Blueprint PR

Tel: + 44 (0) 208 868 0511 Email:


Notes to editors:

Chocolate Liberation Front (CLF) is headed by award winning producers Dan Fill and Frank Verheggen. Focusing on creative concepts that work across television, film and digital platforms, the company offers a contemporary approach and understanding of the international market. 

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