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Beyond Distribution to launch children’s division

Beyond Kids will bring a trio of new live-action series to MIPCOM next month, including a children's version of Mythbusters.
September 18, 2018

Beyond Distribution is opening a new kids arm and will bring 950 hours of children’s content to MIPCOM next month.

Beyond Kids is planning to introduce several brand-new productions at the market, including live-action series Mythbusters Jr. (pictured), Wow! That’s Amazing and Gym Stars.

Based on the award-winning Discovery Channel science series, Beyond Productions’ Mythbusters Jr. will feature original MythBuster Adam Savage as host. The 10 x half-hour show will follow Savage and a team of junior MythBusters as they test myths similar to ones featured in the original series.

The new division will also be shopping Wow! That’s Amazing, a 26 x half-hour series co-produced with Germany’s Super RTL that aims to recreate experiments, puzzles and magic tricks performed by tweens at home.

The third offering, Gym Stars, is a 15 x 22-minute series produced by UK-based Drummer Television that showcases the personal and competitive lives of up-and-coming young gymnasts.

The Beyond Kids library will also include BAFTA-winner Ocean Girl (78 x 30 minutes), CBBC’s Numberjacks (66 x 15 minutes), The Dengineers (36 x 30 minutes) and Junior Vets (40 x 30 minutes).

Beyond has had considerable success with its Netflix Original animated series Beat Bugs, which is co-produced with Grace: A Storytelling Company in Australia, as well as Vancouver’s Thunderbird Entertainment and its animation arm Atomic Cartoons. Beyond and Grace are now co-producing Motown Magic for Netflix, a new animated series inspired by classic Motown songs with Smokey Robinson attached as executive music producer. It’s expected to stream later this year.

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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