Toronto’s Sinking Ship Entertainment has secured deals in more than 170 countries for a trio of series.
Sinking Ship Entertainment has sold Emmy Award-winning series Odd Squad (80 x 11 minutes/40 x 22 minutes), which it co-produced with The Fred Rogers Company, to Hessischer Rundfunk and KiKA (Germany, German-speaking Europe), Discovery Kids Latin America and Roadshow Films for DVD release in Australia. The live-action series that follows two kid agents as they investigate weird and unusual phenomena, premiered on PBS KIDS and Canada’s TVO last November. Since then, several international broadcasters have snapped up the math-inspired show, and PBS KIDS recently commissioned a second season.
Sinking Ship has also signed broadcast deals with Tiny Pop (the UK) and Jim Jam (pan-Europe, Middle East, Russia, Africa) for 2D-animated series Chirp (52x 11 minutes), which follows friends Chirp, Tweet and Squawk as they use their imaginations and everyday objects to get them both in and out of trouble.
Lastly, Tiny Pop, Discovery Kids Latin America and ABC KIDS (Australia), have all acquired Sinking Ship Entertainment’s latest production, Playdate (52 x five minutes). The live-action puppet series sees four stuffed animals come to life when their kid owners leave the room. It is slated to make its world premiere October 3 on Canada’s Family Jr.