The Wombles

Creator buys Koala Brothers rights

The creator of The Koala Brothers has formed a new company to buy the UK toon series and all associated rights. Following the development, Koala Brothers Limited has taken control of the 78x10mins property, which broadcasts on CBeebies and has sold into more than 150 territories. Programme creator David Johnson has partnered with animation veteran […]

Genevieve Dexter attached to Channel 5 Wombles remake

Children’s TV coproduction specialist Genevieve Dexter will co-executive produce the upcoming remake of UK kids brand the Wombles, which has been confirmed for UK broadcaster Channel 5. Earlier this month, it emerged Wombles co-creator Mike Batt and his Dramatico Entertainment label had bought out the brand’s co-owner, Wombles Copyright Holdings, and was planning a new […]

Wombles set for TV return, co-creator says

The co-creator of 1970s UK kids series The Wombles is planning to relaunch the property with a pair of TV series and a feature film. Mike Batt recently took a controlling stake in Wombling Copyright Holdings, the company that owns the characters, according to the Guardian newspaper, ahead of a major relaunch. “We have plans […]