The content haul includes an exclusive 15-series deal with digital producer Skyship Entertainment
TORONTO, Canada, September 24, 2018— Distribution360 continues to grow its portfolio of preschool and kids series with the addition of 19 new titles being introduced at MIPCOM Jr. next month, including a 15-series pact with award-winning producer Skyship Entertainment.
Toronto-based Skyship Entertainment is known for making super-engaging preschool animation, and its portfolio of YouTube channels, including Super Simple Songs (11 million subscribers), has racked up more than 10 billion views and continues to attract more than 350 million views per month. Skyship is well-known in the digital space for creating quality content for YouTube that captures preschoolers’ imaginations around the world with fun characters and charming animation that makes learning simple and fun.
D360 has acquired global rights (excluding mainland China and Japan) for broadcast and VOD platforms to 15 Skyship series, including preschool favourites like Super Simple Songs (150 x 1’-4’), Mr. Monkey, Monkey Mechanic (12 x 6’) and Milo’s Monster School VLOG (26 x 4’-7’), as well as watch-and-learn series Super Simple Draw (26 x 4’-7’). With a vast catalogue of entertaining and educational content, Skyship Entertainment is also a 2018 recipient of several Parents’ Choice Awards.
Also joining D360’s new lineup are Super Mighty Makers and Holy Baloney from marblemedia. Super Mighty Makers (26 x 11’ or 13 x 22)’ is the kids show that is changing the world one craft at a time! From making a new student in school feel welcome to creating a care package for an elderly neighbour, kids are inspired to save the day with cool crafts, creativity and kindness. Every episode features a team of kid superheroes with special DIY powers, led by super-crafting host Bondini, who answer the call of one special kid on a crafting mission in every episode. Holy Baloney (10 x 2:30’) is the mixed-media animated trivia show that let’s kid viewers decide who is telling the truth and who is full of baloney! In each episode a question like “How did the planet Pluto get its name?” or “Why is the ocean salty?” is asked and two plausible answers are presented. Kids get to play along, trying to separate fact from fiction, to figure out the correct answer that is revealed at the end of the episode.
D360 is also bringing new series It’s My Party (13 x 22’) from Bristow Global Media and a second season of the family game show/format Just Like Mom & Dad (22 x 30’), which just wrapped production and will air later this year in the US & Canada.
“The acquisition of the Skyship Entertainment content adds weight to our animation catalogue and their Youtube experience gives us some tremendous audience insights” says Diane Rankin, SVP International, D360, “We’re equally delighted to be adding Super Mighty Makers to sit alongside titles like It’s My Party as we continue to add programs with purpose to our lineup—something we’ve always committed to do.”
About Distribution 360
Distribution360, a marblemedia company, is a rapidly growing specialist in international distribution and global rights management, representing a robust catalogue of kids content, factual programming, digital media and formats from award-winning production companies around the world. Learn more at distribution360.com.
Turn and Learn ABCs (26 x 3’-4’)
Turn & Learn ABCs is a guessing game that helps children learn the letters of the alphabet and simple vocabulary words! Is it an airplane? Or maybe it’s an alligator. Flip the tiles to find out! Produced by Skyship Entertainment
Treetop Family (12 x 5’-7’)
Join the sparrows, the mice, the possums, and the squirrels as they sing, and play, and discover the world around them together in this cartoon series about family and friendship. With an original children’s song in each episode, there’s always something new to learn in the old oak tree. Produced by Skyship Entertainment
The Super Simple Show (52 x 11’)
The Super Simple Show brings the very best Skyship programmes together in song-dance- and- learning filled 11 minute episodes, that will take viewers underwater, to the zoo, to a monkey’s autobody shop, and many more places! Produced by Skyship Entertainment
Super Simple Songs (150+ x 1’-4’)
Kids songs, nursery rhymes, and more! Learn and explore through song and movement with Super Simple Songs! Produced by Skyship Entertainment
The Bumble Nums (13 x 4’-5’)
Meet the Bumble Nums - three silly chefs who bounce, climb, fly, and stretch their way to finding the secret ingredient in the day’s special recipe. Once Humble, Grumble, and Stumble make it to their kitchen with the ingredients, it’s time for the cooking countdown. Whether it’s Purple Pear Pie, Underwater Watermelon Salad, or Boogie Down Babaganoush, there’s always something exciting happening in the Bumble Num’s kitchen. Produced by Skyship Entertainment
Super Simple Draw (26 x 4’-7’)
Super Simple Draw is for the budding artist in every child. Each episode gives step-by-step instructions on how to draw and color animals, dinosaurs, flowers, bugs, vehicles and much more! Gently paced and lovingly narrated so youngsters can follow along with confidence. Produced by Skyship Entertainment
Super Simple ABCs- Phonics Fun (36 x 1’-2’)
Learn the alphabet with this collection of super simple, super fun ABC songs! This series uses easy-to-learn songs with basic vocabulary to introduce the letters and sounds of the alphabet to very young learners. It’s the alphabet made simple...Super Simple! Produced by Skyship Entertainment
Sing Along with Tobee (26 x 3’-6’)
Tobee loves to learn new songs from his friend Caitie. They dance a lot. They laugh a lot. And they learn a lot! Follow along as Caitie teaches Tobee and the audience at home the words and gestures to classic nursery rhymes and original kids’ songs from Super Simple Songs! Produced by Skyship Entertainment
Pratfall (26 x :30’)
These three silly critters are out to conquer the world...err...maybe just the ABCs. Persistence and a little bit of ingenuity help them along as they make their way to the letter Z. The tallest letter in the alphabet is no match for this trio! Produced by Skyship Entertainment
Pit Stop (16 x 4’-5’)
It’s a great day for a race! Watch four plucky race car drivers battle it out each episode to see who can cross the finish line first. Whether they’re on the Park Race Track, the Desert Track, the Space Station Track, or the Ice Track, the racers must overcome some wacky obstacles, and do it with the help of the friendly pit crew. Who will get the checkered flag and the coveted winner’s interview with the always enthusiastic sportscasters Tom and Carol? Produced by Skyship Entertainment
Paper Puppet Playhouse (13 x 1’-11’) Paper Puppet Playhouse is all of your favorite nursery rhymes, fairy tales, bedtime stories, and fables told with charming narration and whimsical animation. Enjoy classics like The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks & The Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, and more! Produced by Skyship Entertainment
Milo's Monster School VLOG (26 x 4’-7’)
Welcome to Milo’s Monster School Vlog, where six-year-old Milo shows you all the super awesome, amazing, and silly things he learned in monster school! Produced by Skyship Entertainment
Finley's Factory (15 x 2’-3’)
Finley is a curious little fellow with an amazing factory where all kinds of vehicles are assembled. Cars, trucks, tractors, boats, planes...watch them all get put together by the magical robotic arms in Finley’s Factory. Can you guess what is going to be built next? Even Finley doesn’t know! Kids who love things that go “vroom” will love Finley’s Factory. Produced by Skyship Entertainment
Carl's Car Wash (12 x 4’-6’)
Carl’s Car Wash is a suds-sational cartoon for kids who love all kinds of transportation. Tune in to each episode to see what kinds of vehicles take a trip through Carl’s fantastical car wash! Fire trucks, garbage trucks, helicopters, even UFOs...everyone knows that Carl’s is the place to go to get all cleaned up. Produced by Skyship Entertainment
Mr. Monkey, Monkey Mechanic (12 x 4’-6’)
Who’s the go-to mechanic for all of the animals in the neighborhood? Mr. Monkey, Monkey Mechanic of course! No job is too big or too small for Mr. Monkey. Engine troubles? Horn not honking? Need a fresh coat of paint? With a little bit of ingenuity, and his trusty monkey wrench, Mr. Monkey can fix just about anything! Produced by Skyship Entertainment
Super Mighty Makers (26 x 11’ or 13 x 22) is the kids show that is changing the world one craft at a time! From making a new student in school feel welcome, to cheering up a friend with a broken leg, or creating a care package for an elderly neighbour, kids are inspired to have fun and save the day with cool crafts, creativity and kindness. Led by super-crafting host Bondini, a team of kid superheroes with special DIY powers, answer the call of one special kid on a mission to make someone’s day in every episode. With each act of kindness, the Super Mighty Makers show how you can have fun and make a positive change to the lives of others. Produced by marblemedia for TVO Kids
Holy Baloney (10 x 2.5’)
Holy Baloney is the mixed-media animated trivia show that let’s kid viewers decide who is telling the truth and who is full of baloney! In each episode a question like “How did the planet Pluto get its name?” or “Why is the ocean salty?” is asked and two plausible answers are presented. Kids get to play along, trying to separate fact from fiction, to figure out the correct answer that is revealed at the end of the episode. Produced by marblemedia for CBC Kids
It’s My Party (13 x 22’)
A true celebration of diversity, It’s My Party is a brand new fresh take on the swap format - all for kids! Each episode pairs up two kids who have never met; one acts as the party host introducing the other, their VIP guest, to their family’s cultural celebration. Produced by Bristow Global Media for TVO Kids
Just Like Mom and Dad - 2 seasons - (42 x 22’ + 1 hour Christmas Special’) + Format
Just Like Mom and Dad is the new primetime family format that sees three parent and kid pairs face off over three fun-filled rounds, featuring family Q&A to see how well they know each other and ending with the infamous Bake-Off, where its all to play for. Each kid puts their gross-out skills to the test; stirring up a suitably disgusting snack for Mom or Dad to taste and guess which of the three they created. The duo with the most points at the end of the 3 rounds gets to spin the Prize Wheel with the chance to win a prize for the whole family. Produced by marblemedia for YesTV and BYUtv