Licensing Show 2011
For a series that launched in the UK on Nick Jr. at the beginning of last month, it’s too early to relay ratings news on Poppy Cat. However, the 52 x 11-minute preschool show produced by UK-based Coolabi and King Rollo Films had already fast-tracked its way to a raft of licensing agreements and international sales well before its debut.
“American broadcasters want a hook,” says Life with Boys creator Michael Poryes, which led him to Canada to collaborate with YTV and Corus. “It gave us the freedom to try something different and to write something that relies more on dialogue and characters.”