APC, Fred Rogers, Animation
France TÃ©lÃ©visions takes hold of Australian youth programs Hardball and Disturbed from APC Kids.
The broadcaster will launch the three 23-minute films that make up Disturbed November 18 via his VOD Okoo and on Channel 4 from November 20. Australian producers CJZ, Sticky Pictures and LateNite Films created the live action films, which tell the story of children with disabilities finding their independence, friendship and inner strength.
The Parisian distributor also sold the second 10 x 24 minute season of Northern Pictures. Hardball (photo) to the French broadcaster for a premiere in 2022. France TÃ©lÃ©visions resumed and aired the first season in 2020. The eight to twelve-year-old comedy follows a group of children competing in handball matches while dealing with problems growth.
The Australian nonprofit Children’s Television Foundation distributes the shows internationally, with the exception of France, where APC Kids represents the organization.
Fred Rogers Productions
The prodco behind Daniel Tiger’s neighborhood and Odd squad got a grant of $ 2.7 million for its latest series Alma Road.
The funds, provided by the nonprofit Corporation for Public Broadcasting, will go towards the production, promotion and creation of educational activities to accompany the preschool series. The 40 x 30 minute series focuses on a Puerto Rican girl who learns about Latino culture through music, food and language. Pipeline Studios hosts the show, which aired on PBS KIDS on October 4.
This is the latest funding Fred Rogers received for the show, which received a $ 1 million grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation to support Almaof production, as well as that of Daniel Tiger’s neighborhood and Donkey Hodie.
Oddbods are expanding into new retail and consumer product offerings. Singaporean studio One Animation has teamed up with Dutch theater company Just In Between Pictures to show a collection of Oddbod Halloween content. This includes his two 22-minute specials, âParty Monstersâ and âOddbeard’s Curse,â and the seven-minute episode âHalloween Heroesâ of the dialogue-free comedy. Just In Between Pictures shows the content in 75 cinemas in the Netherlands.
In Malaysia, One Animation’s CP agent ANIMONSTA signed a new publishing contract with Ladybug to launch activity books in Q4 2021. He also signed a new deal with Dr Mama to manufacture branded masks and hand sanitizers, which will be rolled out early next year. year.
The licensing agent drives Little Gray Fergie – a ’90s brand on a tractor that secretly helps on his farm – in consumer products. The owner of the Farmyard Stories brand and his consultant bRAND-WARD are working with WildBrain CPLG to develop and manage a licensing program in the Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland) to promote the brand’s 25th anniversary in 2023.
The property was originally a Norwegian television series in 1998, and today has a Youtube channel (624,000 subscribers).
German broadcaster KiKA has signed pre-sale deal with Banijay-owned children’s producer for its upcoming preschool series Mom.
Co-produced by Zodiak Kids Studio and the Italian studio Animoka, the series will premiere on commissioned broadcasters France TÃ©lÃ©visions and Rai (Italy) in 2022. No launch date has yet been set for KiKA.
In this 78 x seven minute comedy, an optimistic elephant and his animal friends go on different adventures to meet unusual animals. It’s a reboot of the 90s series Magical Adventures of Mummy, broadcast on CITV (UK) and Fox Kids (US).