Turner Broadcasting EMEA has snapped up the UK pay-TV rights for Lupus Films’ brand-new 2-D animated preschool show Toot The Tiny Tugboat.
The 52 x 11-minute series, based on the book Toot and Pop! by Sebastien Braun, will air on Turner’s preschool channel Cartoonito in early 2015.
Produced by Lupus (The Snowman & The Snowdog), with UK indie Boom Kids and animation by Cardiff-based studio Cloth Cat Animation (Boj, Wind in the Willows), Toot The Tiny Tugboat is about the seafaring adventures of a rookie tugboat whose daily missions involve helping large boats into port and rescuing ships in distress.
The series, which promotes imagination, community and learning, is supported by the MEDIA fund, SDML and the Welsh government.
It currently airs on Channel 5′s Milkshake! block and S4C.