It’s market season and the deals are flowing fast. We’ve got you covered with updates on some of the biggest stories in the industry.
Disney Channel Germany has picked up Paris-based Newen Distribution‘s animated comedy series Kikoumba, marking the first international sale of the series ahead of its official launch at MIP Junior. Aimed at kids six- to 10-years-old, the 78 x seven-minute series is produced by TF1 Production and revolves around the adventure of a lion king who has to face off against other animals after his crown.
LA-based prodco Splash Entertainment has licensed six of its series to VOD streaming service Kidoodle.TV. Splash’s preschool shows Chloe’s Closet (pictured, 104 x 13 minute), Dive Olly Dive (104 x 13 minutes) and ToddWorld (78 x 13 minutes) and its shows for six- to 12-year-olds, I Got A Rocket (52 x 13 minutes), Hero: 108 (104 x 13 minutes), Pet Alien (104 x 13 minutes) are all launching on the streamer next month.
Over on the licensing side, Cartoon Network is teaming up with Przemyśl, Poland-based beauty brand Inglot Cosmetics for a limited-edition collection of makeup inspired by The Powerpuff Girls. Eye shadow palettes, lip glosses, lipsticks, eyeliner gels, sparkling dust and highlighters will launch on October 24 in Inglot stores across EMEA, North America, Asia and Australia. The collection will also be available to buy at Inglot’s website.
Milan-based licensing agency Atlantyca Entertainment is partnering with tabletop gaming company Ravensburger to create a range of jigsaw puzzles inspired by the animated series School of Roars. Arriving in stores in Italy in Q4, the 2D and 3D puzzles are inspired by the Dot to Dot Productions and CBeebies 52 x seven-minute preschool series about a group of young monsters going to school for the first time. The series launched in Italy on kidsnet DeA Junior in March 2018 and later on Rai YoYo.
Finally, London’s Coolabi Licensing has secured global licensing rights to popular children’s picture book Giraffes Can’t Dance from UK publisher Hachette Children’s Group. Coolabi plans to build an extensive licensing portfolio for the brand across plush, apparel, games and puzzle categories. Written by Giles Andreae and illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees, the book follows a giraffe who wants to dance and who finds the courage to do so despite all opposition. The title was first published by Orchard Books 20 years ago and has since sold more than 10 million copies and been translated into 34 languages.