News brief: Purple Ronnie owner launching YouTube channel

Purple Ronnie and Bagpuss rights owner Coolabi has partnered with online content specialist Little Dot Studios to launch a branded YouTube channel. The network will premiere Purple Ronnie animated shorts that are ideal for sharing via social media. All3Media-backed Little Dot will claim ownership of previously uploaded content from the Smallfilms catalogue, which includes Bagpuss […]

BBC brings back Clangers after 45 years

Classic British animated series Clangers is coming back to the BBC, 45 years after the last series. The new Clangers will go out CBeebies in the UK and Sprout in the US following the commission. BBC Worldwide has international distribution rights, while the UK’s Coolabi and original series producer Smallfilms are attached for production duties. […]