Netflix collars Horrid Henry

Netflix has acquired seasons one to three of animated series Horrid Henry for its services in the UK and Ireland. The deal, comprising 156 11-minute episodes, will see Netflix release the seasons of the Novel Entertainment-produced show over the next year. Season one debuts this month. Netflix already has non-exclusive SVOD rights to season one […]

ITV buys Playmobil kids series

ITV has acquired Super 4, the kids animated series based upon the Playmobil toy brand. The UK commercial broadcaster will put the series out on its CiTV digital channel. The first 26x11mins will start later this year with a further 26x11mins scheduled for 2015. The show is aimed at 5-to-9s and follows Alex the Knight, […]

News brief: Turner takes Mr Bean toon

Turner Broadcasting System has acquired season two of the Mr Bean Animated Series from Endemol Worldwide Distribution. The deal covers Asia Pacific, Latin America and EMEA. CITV in the UK and Super RTL in Germany have already prebought the Tiger Aspect Productions show. Delivery is scheduled for later this year or in 2015.

CITV buys Deadtime Stories

The kids arm of UK broadcaster ITV has acquired 10x30mins live-action series Deadtime Stories. The tween-skewed show features a babysitter who tells spooky stories to the kids she is looking after. Based on the Annette and Gina Cascone sisters book series of the same name, it launched on Nickelodeon in the US earlier this month. […]

CiTV, Nick UK look for new laffers

UK commercial children’s channels CiTV and Nickelodeon UK are both seeking to add new comedies to their schedules, as the genre continues to attract young audiences. CiTV is chasing shows for 6-11s in the same vein as My Parents are Aliens and My Phone Genie following a decision to move away from preschool programming earlier […]

Rastamouse studio Dinamo goes into administration

Dinamo Productions, the Wales-based kids’ TV firm that counts Rastamouse and Abadas among its credits, has gone into administration, TBI can reveal. The company filed for insolvency on June 26, according to UK business directory Companies House. Administrator Begbies Traynor is handling the matter. A number of sources close to the company confirmed the news […]

Broadcasters line up for Horrid Henry

A raft of broadcasters have acquired animated kids series Horrid Henry. The show is produced by UK indie Novel Entertainment and distributed by Zodiak Rights. It has sold it to ERT in Greece, Mediacorp in Singapore, NRK in Norway, Pro Plus in Slovenia and Noga in Israel. Cartoon Network Asia Pacific, ZDF Germany and Digiturk […]

Thunderbirds reboot gets green light

A new version of the classic puppet show Thunderbirds has been announced. ITV Studios and prodcuera Pukeko and Weta Workshop will make the new Thunderbirds, 50 years after it first launched on TV. The reboot , Thunderbirds are Go!, will air on ITV and its kids channel CiTV in 2015. The puppetry of the original […]

ITV buys more Almost Naked Animals

CiTV in the UK has ordered another season of animated series Almost Naked Animals. The digital kids channel, which is run by commercial broadcaster ITV, has ordered a third series of the show, which is produced and distributed by Canada-based indie 9 Story Entertainment. Elsewhere in Europe, 9 Story sold the show to Canal+ in […]

Zodiak picks up Horrid Henry

Zodiak Kids has picked up rights to kids series Horrid Henry. The distributor will sell the show, which runs to 156 episodes and airs on CITV in the UK, internationally. It will distribute the two existing series and the upcoming third season. The show is made by UK indie Novel Entertainment was previously sold by […]