The newly formed Mattel Creations signed international deals for all-new Bob the Builder episodes with Australia FTA TEN/ELEVEN (Australia), Dreamia-Panda (Portugal), NRK – Super (Norway), Karusel (Russia) and ATV-Minika (Turkey).
These deals come after European ratings success for the first Bob the Builder series, which recently launched in several territories with high ratings achieved across the board. Bob the Builder is now the No. 1 preschool show in France, as well as a top 5 preschool show in other key European countries.
Production continues on the upcoming movie special Bob the Builder: Mega Machines—The Movie, set for television and DVD release next year. It will introduce new characters and a storyline for Bob and his trusty team.
Mattel Creations also announced plans for a new feature-length 2017 special for its CG-animated Fireman Sam, which will feature Scottish actor David Tennant as a guest voice. He will voice the character of humorous villain Buck Douglas in Fireman Sam: Alien Alert.