CBeebies learns that Dog Loves Books

UK children’s channel CBeebies is investing in an animated series based on books from author Louise Yates. CBeebies has been named as the primary broadcaster of Dog Loves Books, which comes from UK indie Komixx Media Group. The 52x7mins show, for 4-6s, follows a bookshop owner, Dog, and his best friend, Pug, who look for […]

German deal for Gaumont’s Belle and Sebastian

German pubcaster ZDF has prebought the new animated version of Belle and Sebastian. The animated version of the classic 1960 children’s series is in production, with Gaumont Television producing, with Canada’s PVP Group, and distributing. The tale of a friendship between a boy (Sebastian) who lives in an Alpine village has already been picked up […]

Monkey business for 9Story

Several broadcasters have acquired preschool series Monkey See Monkey Do. Turner’s Cartoonito in the UK, AMC Networks in Central Europe, Hop! In Israel have all bought the second 26x11mins season of the animated and live-action series. In the Ukraine, Pixel TV has bought both seasons of the show. The show, in which Monkey and his […]

KiKA looks to Boomerang’s Avatars

German children’s channel KiKA has acquired European live action coproduction The Avatars from Spain’s Boomerang TV Group and Onza Distribution. The show will debut on the ARD- and ZDF-owned network today with back-to-back episodes at 8.10pm. The 52x24mins show will run stripped Monday to Thursday. The Avatars comes from Lagardere Studios-owned Boomerang, Italy’s Fly Distibuzione […]

Disney Channel goes Backstage with DHX

Disney Channel has acquired rights to DHX Media’s original live action performing arts drama Backstage. The Walt Disney Company-owned network has taken rights in the US, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, the Nordics, Benelux, Germany, central and eastern Europe, Turkey, the Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Backstage comes from Canadian producer Fresh TV […]

Danger Mouse spied in Oz, France

FremantleMedia’s new version of spy toon Danger Mouse has made its way to broadcasters in Australasia, France, Ireland and the Middle East. The show, originally for CBBC in the UK, has sold to the ABC in Australia, Channel 4 in New Zealand, Lagardere’s kids channels in France, Irish pubcaster RTÉ and MBC in the Middle […]

Rutherford builds Boat Rocker rights team

The newly-established Boat Rocker Rights has appointed a VP, global sales and licensing. Gia DeLaney will join Boat Rocker Media’s sales arm, which former Tricon Films & Television distribution chief Jon Rutherford heads as president. DeLaney was most recently VP, programme sales at American Greetings Entertainment (fka American Greetings Properties), where she sold programming for […]

France Télévisions plants Lilybuds

France Télévisions has commissioned Zodiak Kids Studios to create 52x11mins animated preschool series Lilybuds. Zodiak’s Eryk Casemiro developed the property, which features a playful community of tiny magical gardeners that care for nearby animals. Casemiro will executive produce the 3D CGI series for France’s pubcaster, while an online world is being created in conjunction. A […]

Televisa, Anima Kitchent rebooting Spanish toon

Televisa and Spain-based prodco Anima Kitchent are working up Cleo and Cuquín, a new animated series based on the classic Spanish toon Telerín Family that ran through the 1960s and 1970’s. The new 3D CGI series will target preschoolers and run to 52x7mins and also have associated apps and video clips. Ánima Kitchent will produce […]

Televisa, Netflix deals for Masha toon

A spin-off from Russian-produced toon series Masha and the Bear has launched on Netflix in several territories. The Masha shows are produced by Russian studio Animaccord, and the main Masha and the Bear is one of the most popular kids shows on Netflix, and has also registered over a billion YouTube views. Netflix has now […]