Fisher-Price has been Silvergate’s toy partner for Octonauts since 2011, with the brand established as a leading preschool toy property in the United States, UK, Europe, Australia, and Korea. A successful toy launch is underway in China, with one in Russia to follow this fall. Fisher-Price plans to launch more than 20 new toys in 2016, based around a fantastic “Year of Slime” play pattern. [Read more...]
9 Story Entertainment has announced CiTV UK has renewed the hit animated children’s comedy series Almost Naked Animals (52 x 22’) for a third season. The series, produced and distributed by 9 Story, was recently nominated for a BAFTA Kids’ Vote Award.
The series is seen in the U.S. on Cartoon Network and in Canada on YTV and VRAK, in addition to airing on leading international channels including ABC Australia, Disney Channel Italy, Disney Channel India, Disney Channel Latin America, Disney Channel Spain and Portugal, NPO’s children’s channel Z@pp/Zeppelin in the Netherlands, Super RTL Germany, Canal+ Family, Noga Isreal, RTE Ireland DR Denmark and TéléTOON+. Almost Naked Animals’ licensing program includes home entertainment, toys and apparel, an online super game, an e-commerce store, and social networking partnerships.
Chorion has secured its first major multi-rights deal with German broadcaster Super RTL. The channel has acquired 50 x 11’ minutes and 2 x 22-minute specials of Chorion’s preschool series Octonauts, with a second window to play on Disney Germany. The deal combines TV, home entertainment, and licensing and merchandising rights for the brand. The TV series is planned to debut in Germany on Disney Junior this summer and on Super RTL this fall. The deal follows the agreement with Disney U.S. for the premiere of Octonauts on Disney Junior next year.