World Screen is reporting that GKIDS has acquired the rights to Goro Miyazaki and POLYGON PICTURES’ Ronja the Robber’s Daughter television anime in the United States.
United Kingdom-based distributor Serious Lunch previously acquired the worldwide rights to the series. World Screen also reported that Serious Lunch has licensed the anime to UYoung Media in China and PTS in Taiwan. The company also signed deals with TF1 Max in France, RTBF in French Belgium, and RTS in French Switzerland to begin production of a French version.
The anime adapts a children’s book of the same name by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren.
Ronja the Robber’s Daughter won the Animation category at the International Emmy Kids Awards in April 2016.