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Floogals gets British version for Milkshake!

Channel 5 has snapped up a British version of the Zodiak Kids CGI/live-action show for its newly refreshed Milkshake! preschool block.
July 26, 2017

Following a raft of deals to broadcasters in Asia and France, Zodiak Kids preschool series Floogals has been acquired by Channel 5′s Milkshake!, which debuted a British version of the series earlier this week.

Although the series is homegrown in the UK by Banijay Group’s Zodiak Kids Studios with UK special effects company¬†Jellyfish Pictures, only a Gaelic version had previously aired in the UK on BBC Alba.

The 52 x 11-minute series made its television debut across the pond on preschool net Sprout last year. The series is a co-production between the NBCUniversal-owned channel, Nevision and Zodiak Kids.

Based on an original idea from Dan Good, Floogals follows the adventures of Fleeker, Flo and Boomer, a group of tiny, inquisitive aliens who head to Earth on a mission of discovery and learning.

To date, the series has been sold in more than 150 territories to broadcasters including Piwi+ (Canal +, France), Discovery Kids (Latin America), ABC (Australia), DeA Kids and Cartoonito (Italy), TVO and Knowledge Network (Canada), Hop! Channel (Israel), Spectrum Film (Indonesia), YLE (Finland), Canal Panda (Portugal), Thai PBS Kids, Radio Television (Hong Kong), MediaCorp (Singapore), WeKids (China), MBC (Middle East) and Discovery Kids Asia Networks (pan territory deal).

On the licensing side, the IP’s master toy partner—Florida-based toyco Just Play—is set to launch products in the US this summer and across North America this fall.

In the UK, Milkshake! takes the series after recent pickups including Finnish toon Gigglebug, Poppy Cat and Simon.

About The Author
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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