Show of the week: Chop Chop Ninja

Chop Chop Ninja started its early life as a games app, eventually gaining over 20 million downloads and a development treatment. “We wanted to extend the brand to new platforms and create completely new stories which kids could enjoy, and the response has been excellent,” says GoldBee’s MD, Christophe Goldberger. Children aged six-nine have already […]

CITV picks up ToonMarty

Comedy series ToonMarty is heading to CITV in the UK after a deal inked with Barcelona-based distributor GoldBee. Produced by Montreal’s Sardine Productions, ToonMarty, was originally commissioned by Corus Entertainment for its French and English Teletoon networks and premiered on both in Canada last May. The deal follows the recent pick up and successful launch of […]

Nickelodeon buys ToonMarty

Nickelodeon has bought global rights to ToonMarty, the upcoming Canada-produced toon series from Sean Scott, the creator of Jimmy Two Shoes. The Viacom kids net will put the show out across its international kids nets and has global rights, with the exceptions of North America, China and Japan. The 40x11mins show was commissioned by Corus […]

TBI Kids: Year in Review

Undeniably, 2016 was the year digital platforms established themselves as key kids entertainment market gamechangers. “Netflix, without a doubt” was the network that made the biggest impression across the year, says Halle Stanford, executive VP of children’s entertainment at The Jim Henson Company. Many others agree with her – Andrew Cole-Bulgin of Komixx Media Group […]

ZDFE’s Mermaids travel to HBO Family

ABC International has taken pan-Asian pay TV rights to all three seasons of Dance Academy, which ZDF Enterprises and GoldBee sell in the region, with HBO Family Asia acquiring Mako Mermaids (pictured). The deal is one of a number ZDF’s commercial arm and Gold Bee have closed through the former’s ZDFE.junior catalogue. HBO Family Asia […]

ZDF, GoldBee sell kids into Asia

The commercial arm of German pubcaster ZDF and fledgling distributor GoldBee have sold a raft of kids series to broadcasters in Asia. The deals, agreed ahead of the ATF market in Singapore, include drama series Wolfblood (pictured) and Mako Mermaids to HBO Family in Southeast Asia. In Thailand, MCOT has bought a 100-hour package of […]

Chop Chop Ninja TV series heads for MIP

An animated TV adaptation of mega-successful mobile game Chop Chop Ninja is headed for MIPJunior this weekend. Canada’s Sardine Productions will be at the kids content market with the 40×1’30” Chop Chop Ninja Challenge. Christophe Goldberger’s GoldBee is distributing the series (excluding Iberia and Latin America). The non-verbal comedy features four ninja characters that try […]