Pukeko Pictures, with a connection to the world-famous Weta Workshop, is uniquely positioned for the creation of world-leading entertainment, harnessing the best in global talent and world-class production processes. Based on the Miramar Peninsula in Wellington, New Zealand Pukeko Pictures is part of this network of creative companies and home of some of the world’s finest filmmaking talent and technology.
We take a contractual equity position on the properties we produce through both direct investment and through the renowned New Zealand screen industry grant system. We have developed and produced TV shows seen in more than 100 territories around the world.
With four inquiries into the state of the Australian film and television industry launched last year alone, 2018 could be a transformative year for the children’s entertainment business down under. In February 2017, the government announced a new parliamentary inquiry into the growth and sustainability of the entire Australian film and television industry. Children’s content came to the fore when the heads of Australia’s commercial free-to-air (FTA) television networks—Seven, Nine and Ten—appealed for an end to each network’s yearly requirement to produce 260 hours of programs aimed at under-14s and 130 hours of preschool programming (including an average 32 hours of drama).
KIDDETS Sold to Australia’s ABC and New Zealand’s TVNZ
Pukeko Pictures has today confirmed the sale of Kiddets, its sister series to hit animated preschool show The WotWots to Australia’s ABC and New Zealand’s TVNZ. Slated to air on…Read More
Thunderbirds Are Go Season 2B premieres 30 Dec in NZ!
SEASON 2B PREMIERES SATURDAY DECEMBER 30 2017 at 6.55AM on TVNZ 2 Get ready for brand new episodes featuring the world’s famous Tracy family, packed with more action, comedy, rescue…Read More
CAKE TO LAUNCH WOTWOTS SISTER SERIES KIDDETS AT MIPCOM
LONDON 2 October 2017 – Leading kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE has announced its partnership with New Zealand based Pukeko Pictures to launch Kiddets, a sister series to hit animated preschool…Read More