In the lead-up to MIP Junior, London-based entertainment company Magic Light Pictures has secured a number of international deals for its hit animated TV films Room on the Broom, The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child and new production Stick Man.
For the company’s latest rights renewals, Disney Channel (Latin America), Sprout (US), EETI (Estonia) and Noga (Israel) have all agreed to broadcast both Gruffalo films and Room on the Broom.
Magic Light has also signed presales for Stick Man with DR (Denmark) and RTV (Slovenia) in advance of the film’s Christmas premiere on BBC1.
Existing presales for its newest film include ABC (Australia), NRK (Norway), RTE (Ireland), RUV (Iceland), France Télévisions, SVT (Sweden), VPRO (Netherlands) and ZDF (Germany), plus DVD deals with Concorde Germany, eOne Benelux and Roadshow Australia.
All four properties are based on popular children’s books written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler that are available in 80 worldwide territories.