Sapphires To Become A Cartoon Series

Hit Australian musical drama “The Sapphires” is being turned into a twenty-six part animated series by Goalpost Pictures, Sticky Pictures, ABC and Screen NSW.

The Wayne Blair-directed film, an adaptation of a musical stage play by Tony Briggs, followed four Aboriginal girls from an Outback town who who went to Vietnam to entertain American troops fighting in the Vietnam War.

Premiering at Cannes in 2012, the film went on to collect 12 AACTA awards and became a box-office success domestically. Tony Briggs and Keith Thompson return as writers for the TV series which will be lighter and aimed at kids and family audiences as it follows the girls through musical misadventures in a small Australian town.

Source: Variety