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TBI Kids Hot Picks: Mitten & Shoe

Producer(s): Matinai Animation, Hotel Hungaria & Jam Media | Distributor: Aardman | Broadcaster: CBeebies (UK) & Ketnet (Belgium) Developed with the support of the now defunct Young Audiences Content Fund, this 52 x 7-minute pre-school animation is set in a playground and follows the titular Mitten and Shoe and their friends, who are an assortment […]

UK’s CBeebies & France TV co-commission ‘Big Lizard’ animated co-pro

BBC-owned kids’ channel CBeebies in the UK and France Télévisions have jointly commissioned Big Lizard, a new 3D animated preschool series. The 52 x 7-minute series is co-produced by Beakus in the UK and Watch Next Media and Je Suis Bien Content in France. Aardman will handle global distribution for the show, which is expected […]

Sales round-up: France TV buys Attenborough’s ‘Life In Colour’; HBO Max takes ‘Octonauts’; Jetpack strikes BBC deal

France TV buys Attenborough’s Life In Colour France Télévisions is among buyers of Life In Colour With David Attenborough. The show, sold by Flame Distribution, has also been picked up by RTBF (Belgium), Geo Wild (Germany), and HRT (Croatia). HRT additionally picked up one-hour docs In Search Of Sir Walter Scott and Antarctica From Above. Other deals include […]

UK’s CBeebies says ‘Let’s Dance’ to Canadian kids doc format

BBC-owned UK kids’ channel CBeebies has acquired Canadian docu-style kids dance series Let’s Dance.  The UK pubcaster struck a deal with distributor Federation Kids & Family for the series, which is produced by Canada’s TVOkids and Sarah Haasz for Pillango Productions. The 39 x 7-minute dance coaching series will debut on CBeebies and BBC iPlayer early next year. It […]

Round-up: Discovery+ Finland gets re-‘Connected’; CBeebies pre-buys new ‘Kiri And Lou’; Quintus bolsters factual offering

Discovery+ Finland gets re-‘Connected’ Discovery+ has commissioned a sixth season of Armoza Formats’ docu-reality show Connected for Finland. Created by Koda Communications, the half-hour format gives cameras to four people who don’t know each other, which they use to film their lives. Through the cameras, five parallel stories unfold and gradually become connected. A ninth […]

Omens Studios hires BBC alum as part of creative expansion

Kids animation company Omens Studios has expanded its creative team by appointing writer and showrunner Adam Redfern as consultant executive producer. Redfern will work across Omens’ preschool slate, including new CG animated series 123 Number Squad!. The show is a spin-off series to fellow preschool show Counting With Paula and follows three best friends who have […]

Kids round-up: ‘Paddington’ heads to China; CBBC & Family Channel return to ‘Malory Towers’; Kartoon Channel! lands ‘Roblox’ series

‘Paddington’ heads to China French production and distribution company StudioCanal has partnered with distributor Shanghai Senyu Media to bring animated series The Adventures Of Paddington to China. The series will be represented to broadcasters in Mainland China at the forthcoming Filmart in Hong Kong, which kicked off with a digital version on 15 March. Shanghai Senyu […]

‘Mr Bloom’ star Ben Faulks launches Egg Power Productions

Ben Faulks, star and co-creator of UK’s children’s TV brand Mr Bloom, is launching his own production company, Egg Power Productions. The new venture will focus on developing and creating own original IP for both the domestic UK and international markets. Egg Power’s first announced project, which is launching at this year’s virtual Kidscreen summit, is […]

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