Nordisk Film and Qvisten Animation acquires film rights for Maxi & Helium

22 Sep 2023

The children’s book series Maxi & Helium by author Camilla Brinck has sold over 3,5 million books in the Nordic. The beloved book series will now become an animated feature film by Nordisk Film and Qvisten Animation. 

Maxi & Helium (“Musse & Helium”) is a universe that includes books, music, games and performances – and now film. Nordisk Film and Qvisten Animation have secured the film rights to Maxi & Helium from Lindrizia AB, the owner of author Camilla Brinck’s children’s and family universe about two mice and their fantastic adventures. In the Nordic region alone, over 3,5 million Maxi & Helium books have been sold. 

Will make Maxi & Helium a part of children’s upbringing

Based in Norway, Qvisten Animation is known for having produced blockbuster films such as Månelyst i Flåklypa, Dyrene i Hakkebakkeskogen, KuToppen and this Christmas it’s time for the premiere of Bukkene Bruse i Badeland

“At Qvisten Animation we are proud and delighted to have signed the film rights to this magical universe that children and families are so passionate about. Our vision is to be part of children’s upbringing, and with this film project we aim to reach all children and families throughout the Nordic region and internationally. It feels fantastic to bring this magic to cinema theatres,” says Fredrik Kiøsterud, CEO, Qvisten Animation.

Lindrizia AB has had plans to develop a family film based on Maxi & Helium for a long time, as it is the fastest growing children’s and family book series ever in Sweden and Norway. The new film deal is part of the international expansion of the Maxi & Helium brand that also includes books, music, games, performances and much more.

“This is an exciting and ambitious milestone for us, to create the best animated family film ever in the Nordics. We are extremely pleased with the agreement with Nordisk Film and Qvisten Animation and look forward to collaborating on delivering a film of exceptional quality that will not only be loved in the Nordic region, but also be a success internationally. With Qvisten Animation’s many fantastic masterpieces, that have been successes both nationally and internationally, and their expertise in mind, we believe that they are the best at realizing, Maxi & Helium into an animated family film,” says Thomas Lööw, CEO, Lindrizia AB.

Camilla Brinck with books and Musse och Helium
Maxi & Helium together with author Camilla Brinck. 

For the author Camilla Brinck, it feels fantastic to finally be able to tell the world that the universe she has created around Maxi and Helium will find its way to the cinema screen.

“Wow, it’s so magical to see our beloved Maxi & Helium universe come to life on the silver screen. Finally, we can tell all Maxi & Helium fans that we are in the process of creating an animated family film with the best talents in Norway and the Nordics. We look forward to the premiere and to sharing the experience of Maxi & Helium’s magical fantasy adventures on the big screen with you,” says Camilla Brinck.

The upcoming Maxi & Helium film will be targeted Nordic as well as international markets, with renowned film company Nordisk Film co-producing and holding the Nordic distribution rights.

“We are very excited to be partnering with Qvisten Animation and Lindrizia AB in turning Camilla Brinck’s magical book series into film. Maxi & Helium is a fantastic universe with engaging tales being unfold. It fits perfect with our ambition in Nordisk Film, to bring stories to life and films to the market that children and families love and cherish,” says Rasmus Krogh, Vice President Sales & Acquisition, Nordisk Film.

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