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Amazon brings British Bear Hunt toon to US

Amazon Prime Video has acquired exclusive US streaming rights to British animated special We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. The 25-minute film aired on UK terrestrial Channel 4 on Christmas Eve (December 24) last year and attracted eight million views – the network’s highest-rated programme of 2016. The Michael Rosen- and Helen Oxenbury-created toon, which […]

Comedy from ‘The Fonz’ set for CBBC

UK children’s broadcaster CBBC has commissioned Hank Zipzer, a new live-action comedy inspired by a book series from Happy Days icon Henry Winkler. Canada’s DHX Media; Walker Productions, the programming arm of publisher Walker Books Group; and UK indie Kindle Entertainment will produce the 13x30mins show that’s set to launch early next year. Based on […]

CBeebies buys Tilly and Friends for international nets

The BBC has acquired animated series Tilly and Friends for its international CBeebies channels. The animated show, which is produced by Walker Productions and Jam Media will go out on the Asian, Polish and African feeds of preschool channel CBeebies. It is on CBeebies in the UK and debuted last autumn. The Aardman-distributed series has […]