New Paris-based distributor Federation Kids & Family has pre-sold Cottonwood Media’s animated preschool series The Ollie & Moon Show to Discovery Kids Latin America and TVO Kids in Canada.
The deals expand the reach of the 52 x 11-minute series to an additional 25 countries, placing Ollie & Moon in most English-speaking markets.
Other pre-sales have already been secured with France Télévisions and 24-hour US preschool channel Sprout.
Based on the bestselling book series by author/illustrator Diane Kredensor (Pinky and the Brain, Clifford the Big Red Dog), The Ollie & Moon Show features 2D-animation on live-action backgrounds and follows the globetrotting educational adventures of two feline best friends.
Cottonwood CEO and Federation Kids & Family producer and co-founder David Michel developed the series with Robert Vargas (Zack & Quack, Henry Hugglemonster) in collaboration with Kredensor, who also serves as creative producer.
The Ollie & Moon Show is expected to launch in 2017.
The pre-sales follow Cottonwood’s recent move into live-action with its first international live-action co-production Paris Opera.