Universal Kids bites into Boat Rocker healthy-eating toon

Included in Boat Rocker Rights' raft of new kids content sales is Radical Sheep and Mickey Rogers Media co-pro Ollie! The Boy Who Became What He Ate, which bows on Universal Kids in the US today.
November 20, 2017

Toronto, Canada-based Boat Rocker Rights has sold more than 200 hours of kids and family titles, including CBC Kids original Ollie! The Boy Who Became What He Ate (pictured).

Ollie! (52 x 11 minutes), a co-production between Boat Rocker-owned Radical Sheep Productions and London, UK-based Mickey Rogers Media, was picked up by Universal Kids in the US. The series, which follows a picky eater who gains the superpower of the foods he eats, will begin airing on the NBCUniversal-owned network today. The show has also sold to Discovery MENA, Discovery Asia and Huashi TV (China).

The Curse of Clara (one x 30 minutes) from Toronto-based Smiley Guy Studios has sold to Globosat in Brazil. The family holiday special follows a young girl vying for the lead role in The Nutcracker. Meanwhile, SRC has picked up another holiday special, The Great Northern Candy Drop (one x 30 minutes) from Ottawa-based Amberwood Entertainment, for French Canada. SRC also acquired DOT (52 x 11 minutes), produced by Toronto’s Industrial Brothers in association with the Jim Henson Company.

Boat Rocker Rights also inked deals for The Next Step Live: The Movie (one x 90 minutes). ABC Me in Australia has picked up the feature doc, which follows the cast of the hit teen dance series produced by Boat Rocker-owned Temple Street Productions. Meanwhile, VRAK has taken season five of  Radical Sheep’s The Next Step for French Canada. Temple Street’s tween dramedy Lost & Found Music Studios (27 x 30 minutes) is heading to NRK in Norway and Disney in Australia & New Zealand.

Yup Yups (50 x two minutes), produced by Radical Sheep and created by Industrial Brothers, was licensed to CBeebies (Middle East & Poland) and JY Animation (China). JY Animation has also picked up Radical Sheep’s Stella & Sam (52 x 11 minutes), as did qubo (US), M&V Co. Ltd (South Korea) and it was renewed by SVT (Sweden).

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