Keith Chapman


Kids round-up: ‘Octonauts’ expands in LatAm, MENA; NHK adds ‘Find Me In Paris’; Corus exec joins Wildbrain

Silvergate’s Octonauts travel to LatAm, MENA Sony Pictures Television-owned Silvergate Media’s preschool animation Octonauts is reaching new audiences in Latin America and the Middle East after being picked up by Mexico’s TV Azteca and the MENA-region Spacetoon channel. In a deal brokered by Panaderia, TV Azteca acquired the broadcast rights to the series, marking what […]

Chapman builds Snowman, Camp Yeti

Canada-based producer and distributor Nelvana has come on board preschool CGI series Camp Yeti, which comes from Bob the Builder creator Keith Chapman. Chapman has created a new UK-based company, Abominable Snowman, with Ian Liddell from Studio Liddell (Cloudbabies), to oversee the project. Chapman and Lidell have previously worked together on Roary the Racing Car […]

London post house launches prodco with Chapman deal

A London post-production house is launching a television production division that will initially target the children’s and family entertainment markets, and is working with Keith Chapman on a debut series. Soho Square Productions will be the production arm of Soho Square Studios, which is a fixture among the Soho post-production community. Soho Square owners Kim […]

Keith Chapman: Bob creator starts building

Bob the Builder creator Keith Chapman is back on the kids TV scene with new Nickelodeon series Paw Patrol. He tells Jesse Whittock about his latest projects, the importance of a US partner and why his former firm, Chapman Entertainment, went under last year. “I’m back now doing what I did with Bob when I […]

DreamWorks buys Chapman TV library

DreamWorks has bought the Chapman Entertainment library giving it kids series Fifi and the Flowertots, Roary the Racing Car and Raa Raa the Noisy Lion to feed into its catalogue. The titles will sit alongside those from Classic Media, which DreamWorks acquired last year for US$155 million. They will be sold via what was the […]