Snapper Productions

TBI Kids Survey 2016: which digital service has the most potential?

It seems fair to throw this question to the people running digital services first. Hopster’s Nick Walters selects his own service as the one with most potential, but also sees promise elsewhere. “I think PopJam is really interesting and a promising take on doing social for kids in a way that’s cool, doesn’t condescend, but […]


The launch of the YouTube Kids app in the US in February has been greeted with unanimous approval by content companies both big and small. Gary Smith reports. That there are now several generations of digital natives is a given, as is the fact that the current crop of 2-8 year-olds are more thoroughly immersed […]

News brief: CBeebies snaps up Pootle special

UK preschool channel CBeebies has acquired a 27-minute special of Snapper Productions’ animated series Q Pootle 5. Q Pootle 5 Christmas Special: Pootle All the Way will air as part of the BBC channel’s Christmas programming line-up. As with the series, which already airs on CBeebies, the UK’s Blue-Zoo Animation will animate the show. ZDF […]

News brief: African CBeebies among Q Pootle buyers

CBeebies in Africa and NRK in Norway are among buyers of Snapper Productions-produced toon Q Pootle 5. Ketnet in Belgium and NPO in the Netherlands have also acquired the show, which was first commissioned by CBeebies in the UK and which ZDF Enterprises sells internationally. The deals mean the show has sold into more than […]

News brief: Five deals for ZDFE’s Q Pootle 5

ZDF Enterprises-distributed Q Pootle 5 is heading to broadcasters in Russia, Finland, Ireland, Israel and Hungary. VGTRK (Russian Public TV), YLE 2 (Finland), TG4 (Ireland), Hop! TV (Israel) and MTVA (Hungary) have all acquired the show, which first went out in the UK on CBeebies. These agreement come soon after KiKA in Germany and the […]