27th April 2020: Distribution360 is delighted to announce that it has acquired the rights to AnimalFanPedia,the new series from Mobius.LAB Kids, a production unit within Cisneros Media dedicated to creating innovative kids’ content. The international distribution rights cover North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
D360 also confirms that its wide range of pre-school, kids and family programming continues to be in demand, after finalising a number of new deals with broadcast partners and SVOD platforms around the world.
AnimalFanPedia(26 x 11) is a fun-filled series that takes kids and families on a wonderful new journey into the animal kingdom. Narrated by Maxwell Glick (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, The Office), the episodes travel from the depths of the ocean to the rainforest treetops to meet a wide range of the planet’s creatures and learn about their habitats, ecosystems, and environments. The series is packed with both fun and ‘eco’ facts, delivered with a humorous twist, and provides an engaging opportunity to teach young people about conservation and the natural world.
D360 has signed a deal with Worldwide kids’ app Azoomee to acquire marblemedia’s craft show, Super Mighty Makers (13 x 30), as well as Super Simple Draw(26 x 7) from Skyship Entertainment, and fun science title, ScienceXplosion(45 x 3.5). It has also renewed MathXplosion(50 x 3). Both Xplosion series are produced by GAPC Entertainment.
D360 has also licensed ScienceXplosionto specialist kids channel Da Vinci, covering Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. And fellow kids’ science series Blynk & Aazoo(24 x 7) has been licensed to PCCW in Hong Kong.
Three Arrows Media’s Treasure Champs(30 x 15), which explores ‘treasures’ such as kindness and wisdom will be made available on streamers Minno (fka Jelly Telly) and Castle, while fellow pre-school title Nico Can Dance(65 x 2) – a live action/animation mix from Atomic Cartoons that encourages children to get moving – has been licensed to Curious World’s international VOD platform.
In France, D360 has negotiated a deal with AB Thematiques for marblemedia’s Holy Baloney(10 x 3), the entertaining quiz show for kids that’s set in a refrigerator and hosted by Tony Baloney – a baloney sandwich!
Finally, in Canada,Splatalot (52 x 30), the award-winning, hilarious medieval-themed physical gameshow for tweens, produced by marblemedia, has been licensed to both CBC’s Gem VOD service, and Game TV; while more than 150 hours of Heartland, the long-running family drama series from SEVEN24 Films and Dynamo Films, has been licensed to both Corus (season 12, 11 x 60) and Radio-Canada (seasons 1-8, 140 x 60) for French-speaking Canada.
Diane Rankin, Distribution360’s SVP rights comments: “We are excited to announce our first collaboration with Cisneros Media. AnimalFanpediais a wonderful ‘edu-tainment’ title and a perfect series for channels and platforms to schedule for their kids’ audiences, particularly while so many young viewers are at home and not in school. We are also pleased that these recent new deals – along with others in the pipeline – will allow our varied content to be made so widely available, helping to educate, inform and entertain kids of all ages.”