DHX Media and Wildbrain Entertainment’s hit stop-motion preschool series Rastamouse, which made its CBeebies debut in January 2011, has been picked up by the UK pubcaster for a second season (26 x 11 minutes).
The new series will be produced and animated in the UK by Three Stones Media.
The series, created by Genevieve Webster and Michael De Souza and developed from the original books published by Little Roots, follows the adventures of mystery-solving skate-boarder Rastamouse and his reggae band, Da Easy Crew.
Licensees currently on-board for the brand include EMI (music), Universal (DVD), Character Options (master toy), MacMillan (publishing), Vogue (melamine products from tableware to drinkware, clocks and room decor), Zap (bedding), MVSports (outdoor toys), Sommerbond (underwear and nightwear) and Their Nibs (children’s sleepwear).
Additional licensing deals by DHX and Wildbrain were also made last month.