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MIPTV 2014: Sprout bags Magic Light’s Gruffalo, Broom

Room on the BroomUS children’s channel Sprout has acquired animated movies The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child from indie Magic Light Pictures.

The network has also picked up Room on the Broom, which it first aired last year.

Telequebec and TFO have also acquired the French-language version of Room on the Broom.

Magic Light’s head of sales and distribution Muriel Thomas, the former Entertainment One International coproductions and sales boss, said: “This being the fifteenth anniversary of The Gruffalo, we are delighted to be able to continue taking the brand to new family audiences.”