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Portfolio picks up preschool five-pack before MIP

Toronto, Canada's Portfolio Entertainment has acquired TV distribution, home video, non-theatrical and multimedia rights for five preschool series from puppetry specialist Radical Sheep Productions, also based in Toronto.
April 10, 2007

Toronto, Canada’s Portfolio Entertainment has acquired TV distribution, home video, non-theatrical and multimedia rights for five preschool series from puppetry specialist Radical Sheep Productions, also based in Toronto.

The deal covers worldwide distribution except in English-language Canada, and The Big Comfy Couch is also taken care of by other distributors in the US and South Korea.

Here’s a look at the five shows joining Portfolio’s portfolio:

1. The Big Comfy Couch, a 100 x 30-minute live-action puppet series that currently airs on Treehouse TV in Canada and PBS in the US.

2. Amigo and Me, a 65 x five-minute live-action/CGI combo featuring a stuffed animal that is brought to life.

3. Ruffus the Dog, a 26 x 15-minute classic puppet series that focuses on literacy.

4. Panda Bear Daycare, another 26 x 15-minute puppet series.

5. Land O’ Hands, a 50 x four-minute puppet series set in the pre-historical world.

About The Author
Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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