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CBeebies picks up Penelope

Painterly preschool series Penelope, distributed by TV-Loonland, will soon have a broadcast home in the UK.
December 18, 2008

Painterly preschool series Penelope, distributed by TV-Loonland, will soon have a broadcast home in the UK.

The BBC has acquired full TV rights for the 54 x five-minute series that is set to premiere on CBeebies in spring 2009. A co-production with TV-Loonland, Nippon Animation, NHK Enterprises and Shirogumi, Penelope revolves around the daily adventures of a three-year-old blue koala bear and is based on the popular Gallimard books by Anne Gutman & Georg Hallensleben.

The series has already been sold to ABC Australia, France 5, MNET (South Africa), DRTV (Denmark), TV2 (Norway), RUV (Iceland) and MTV3/Channel Juniori (Finland).

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