CBeebies


Rastamouse speaks to kids in any language

Greg Boardman, producer, Three Stones Media, talks about getting its hit show ready for international markets. Even though an international presale wasn’t part of the original funding plan, we were constantly aware of the needs of distribution pretty much from the start with our show Rastamouse. That said, whilst listening carefully to the wonderfully supportive […]

Worldwide sales for Penguin’s Peter Rabbit series sells

Silvergate Media has inked a raft of international deals for the new Peter Rabbit animated series. The company makes and distributes the CGI animated show, which is coproduced by Penguin UK and Nickelodeon in the US. It has presold it to ABC TV Australia, France Televisions, RTE Ireland, SVT Sweden, NRK Norway and Finnish Broadcasting […]

Girls want toons!

Commissioners want more girl-skewed animation and say there is not enough coming their way. Producers say that commissioners often shun girl-skewed ideas as they are worried boys will turn off. Meanwhile, a handful of shows with girl characters are global hits. Asking kids TV executives why there are not more cartoons with lead girl characters […]

Howard Litton exec-producing new Bing Bunny kids show

UK kids channel CBeebies has ordered a series based on Ted Dewan’s Bing Bunny book. The 78x7mins Bing Bunny preschool show will be made by UK indie Acamar Films and executive produced by ex Nickelodeon UK boss Howard Litton. Acamar has signed up TLC as its L&M partner and a deal has been inked with […]

Rastamouse becomes Rastasouris for Canal+

Canal+ has ordered a French-language version of hit preschool series Rastamouse. DHX has inked a deal with the French premium channel and the local version of the series will be called Rastasouris. “Rastamouse is distinctive and unique, yet universal in appeal, due to the positive messages and themes at the heart of each episode, coupled […]

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