Amazon goes on exclusive Bear Hunt

The SVOD has picked up exclusive US streaming rights to the Channel 4-commissioned family film based on the classic children’s book.
January 18, 2017

Amazon Prime Video has nabbed exclusive streaming rights to Lupus Films and Walker Productions’ animated feature We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, based on the classic children’s book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.

The 25-minute film is now available to US Amazon Prime Video subscribers and can be downloaded to mobile devices for offline viewing.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt was commissioned by UK broadcaster Channel 4 and premiered to eight million viewers on December 24. It was the channel’s highest-rated program of 2016.

It follows five siblings and their dog Rufus as they go on a search for bears. The voice cast includes well-known British actors Olivia Colman from Broadchurch, Pam Ferris from Matilda and Mark Williams from Harry Potter.

The news follows a day after Amazon Prime Video in India picked up more than 100 hours of content from Zodiak Kids. The service also recently expanded into 200 countries.

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