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Jetpack takes off with European deals

A raft of broadcasters have picked up Talking Tom & Friends, Kazoops! (pictured) and Kitty is Not a Cat.
April 1, 2019

London-based distributor Jetpack is sending a number of its animated series, including Talking Tom & Friends, Kazoops! and Kitty is Not a Cat, across Europe, inking agreements with a host of international broadcasters.

Broadcasters teleTOON+ (France) and e-Junior (United Arab Emirates) picked up seasons two and three of the 3D-animated series Talking Tom & Friends (104 x 11 minutes). Produced by arx anima and Outfit7, it targets kids six and older and follows a group of talking animals as they try to become famous.

Meanwhile, Cartoonito (Italy), TG4 (Ireland), Canal Panda (Spain) and Carousel (Russia) acquired the 2D-animated series Kazoops! (75 x seven minutes). Targeting two to six year olds, the show follows a young boy and his pet pig as they confront preconceptions in musical adventures. It is produced by Australian animation studio Cheeky Little.

Jetpack also secured deals with VTM Kids Junior (Belgium), Clan TVE (Spain) for Kitty is Not a Cat (52 x 12 minutes), the 2D-animated series about a girl who thinks she is a cat. Produced by Melbourne-based Bogan Entertainment Studios, it is for a six- to 11-year-old audience.

The distributor also signed several individual deals. TV3 (Spain) acquired the second season of The Sisters (52 x 11 minutes), a comedy that tells the day to day story of two sisters. The 2D-animated series is produced by Samka Productions and Bamboo Productions, for six- to 11-year-olds. ERT (Greece) will air Justin Time (38 x 22 minutes), a CGI-animated series targeting three- to five-year-olds. Produced by Guru Studio, it follows a preschooler’s imaginary adventures across time and space. NRK (Norway) acquired My Petsaurus (20 x two minutes), a live-action/3D-animated hybrid series produced by Bumpybox. And finally, DKids (MENA) picked up the first two seasons of CGI-animated preschool series Daisy & Ollie (52 x seven minutes), produced by CHF, about two young kids who ask questions about the world around them, for three- to five-year-olds.

These deals come shortly after Jetpack hired Sophie Prigent in a newly created sales director role in February. Prigent manages distribution across all French speaking territories, Central and Eastern Europe, Greece, the Middle East, Africa and LatAm.

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