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Sprout sets US premiere for Noddy Toyland Detective

DreamWorks Animation's first original preschool series (pictured) will bow this fall in the US on Sprout, which will also debut a second season of Space Racers.
June 21, 2016

DreamWorks Animation’s CGI-animated reboot Noddy Toyland Detective will make its US debut on 24-hour preschool network Sprout this fall.

Co-produced by Gaumont Animation, the series follows all-new adventures of the iconic character as an investigator of mysteries in Toyland.

With help from familiar faces like Big Ears, Revs the car and Bumpy Dog, Noddy also uncovers clues with his trusty digital Who-What-Where tablet.

The modernized 52 x 11-minute series first launched on France Télévisions’ preschool block Zouzous in early April before making its way to the UK, where it premiered on Channel 5′s preschool programming block Milkshake.

Five years after British author Enid Blyton created the beloved children’s book character in 1949, the first Noddy TV series, The Adventures of Noddy, premiered.

To date, the complete Noddy television library includes more than 250 episodes that have aired in more than 100 countries.

DWA currently owns the IP and retains global distribution and L&M rights for the property.

And in other Sprout news, a second season of NASA-backed Space Racers from executive producer Michael Matays‘ New York-based prodco Space Race will also debut on the channel this fall.

Forty x 11-minute episodes are currently in production and a new educational curriculum from new partner US Space & Rocket Center’s Space Camp is being developed.

Director Mark Risley (Rugrats, Yo-kai Watch), head writer Allan Neuwirth (Octonauts, Tumble Leaf) and composer/songwriter Jody Gray (Courage the Cowardly Dog) are all returning for the new season, which will also be available across Sprout’s VOD and digital platforms.

Space Racers currently broadcasts in more than 130 countries.

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Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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