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Kids round-up: ‘Moominvalley’ lands in Nordics; Super RTL orders monster comedy; ‘Rainbow Rangers’ travels; and more…

Moomins return to the Nordics SF Studios in the Nordics, NRK in Norway and RÚV in Iceland have picked up prodco Gutsy Animations’ series Moominvalley following deals with distributor PGS Entertainment. The 13 x 22-minute series is based upon the popular Moomin stories by Finnish-Swedish author Tove Jansson and was commissioned by Yle in Finland […]

Free TV deals for Zak Storm

A raft of free-TV broadcasters in Europe have acquired Zak Storm, the new pirate action adventure series from Method Animation in France. PGS Entertainment is distributing and has sold the 39x26mins show to broadcasters including Super RTL in Germany, RTVE in Spain, RTBF in Belgium, RTL in the Netherlands, SIC in Portugal and CSC Pop […]

Zag’s Miraculous toon travels the world

French producer Zag has shopped its upcoming animated series Miraculous, Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir to a raft of international broadcasters. Disney EMEA, TF1 in France, ABC in Australia and EBS in Korea will all transmit the 3D CGI show, which follows on from the original LadyBug series. The show follows a pair of Parisian […]

Netflix detects Danger Mouse, Gadget

Netflix has acquired exclusive rights to a pair of classic kids TV series being rebooted for the modern era. Deals with FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment and DHX Media hand the streamer US rights to Danger Mouse and Inspector Gadget, respectively. Danger Mouse (pictured), which follows a heroic mouse spy that uses technology to apprehend […]

Robin Hood completes Euro roll-out

Toon series Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood has now secured 100% carriage on free TV in the UK, its distributor has claimed. The Method Animation- and DQ Entertainment-produced show has completed its European FTA roll-out after Sony Pictures Television-owned CSC Pop in the UK and Ireland and MTVA in Hungary bought it from PGS Entertainment. […]

Channels crown PGS’ Little Prince

Several international channels have acquired the third season of animated series The Little Prince. Minimax in Eastern Europe, MTV in Hungary, Minika in Turkey, Noga in Israel and and Knowledge Network in Canada have all bought the series, based on the classic Antoine de Saint-Exupéry novel. The Little Prince is produced by French studio Method […]

In kids TV, a great concept simply isn’t enough

Everyone in the television industry will agree to two things when it comes to kids TV: it’s tough to get funded for a US$10 million kids TV show, and it’s even tougher to make it successful. What makes it even tougher to persist and subsist in kids TV is that, like the music industry, this […]

Boomerang ties up Jungle Bunch

Turner Broadcasting System’s newly-refocused Boomerang family channel has acquired pay TV rights in Europe and southeast Asia to French toon The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue!. This comes after TBS revealed it was rebranding kids channel Boomerang as an all-animation youth and family network. The Jungle Buch is already in 180 territories following various deals […]

Broadcasters snap up Robin Hood toon

A raft of international broadcasters have acquired Method Animation and DQ Entertainment’s animated Robin Hood series. Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood was commissioned by French broadcaster TF1 and its German counterpart ZDF and is sold internationally by PGS Entertainment. PGS has shopped it to RTBF (French-speaking Belgium), NRK (Norway), RTS (Switzerland), RTL Telekids (Netherlands & […]

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, […]

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