Driftwood Bay

News brief: Nick Jr. returns to Driftwood Bay

Nick Jr. in the UK has commissioned another 52x7mins season of mixed-media preschool animated series Lily’s Driftwood Bay. The show debuted on the Viacom-owned channel in May this year, and has taken more than 1.5 million viewers to date, according to Nick. It comes from Northern Ireland’s Sixteen South, and is created entirely from items […]

Annoying Orange, Driftwood Bay find new broadcast homes

The Jim Henson Company has sold its third party series The Annoying Orange and Driftwood Bay to a raft of broadcasters. Orange, which is a coproduction between Orange web series creator Dane Boedigheimer, Tom Sheppard (Pinky and the Brain) and Hollywood-based talent house The Collective and first broadcast on Cartoon Network, has gone to Teletoon […]

Former Chapman production chief joins Sixteen South

The former director of production and development at the now defunct Chapman Entertainment has resurfaced at Northern Irish children’s prodco Sixteen South, TBI has learned. Emily Whinnet (below) has become the Driftwood Bay producer’s head of development, where she will lead its development team and oversee its slate. She has a specific brief to develop […]

Henson takes rights to Driftwood Bay

The Jim Henson Company’s third party licensing unit has taken international rights to Driftwood Bay, the new preschool series from indie producer Sixteen South. The 52x7mins animated series is in production and will deliver next spring. The show follows five-year-old Lily who lives in a beach hut with her Dad on an island. The series […]