Serious Lunch feasts on Art Ninja!

Art NinjaUK children TV producer Serious Lunch has taken international rights to a CBBC Saturday morning comedy art show.

Serious Lunch will take Dot to Dot Productions’ Art Ninja! to the international market following a finished series and formats rights agreement.

Serious Lunch has previously taken UK kids medical series Operation Ouch! to the international market and sold three local versions in northern Europe.

Art Nina! Combines elements of sitcom and art as it follows an Aardman Animation animator playing a hyper-kinetic version of himself.

“Art shows for older kids that use new media and modern art references are non-existent as far as I can see,” said Serious Lunch CEO Genevieve Dexter. “I am also an Art Ninja! and like to make funny recreations of masterpieces, so it was a easy decision [to acquire it].”

“We are delighted to seal our first deal with Serious Lunch, who have also been consulting to us on other matters,” said Jo Killingley, founder and CEO of Dot To Dot.

In October last year, TBI was first to report former Cake boss Dexter had launched a joint venture production company, Eye Present, with London-based producer Squint/Opera.

Dexter had previously helped Squint/Opera finance CBeebies series Messy Goes to Okido.

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