Blue Ant marches into Cannes with new kids titles

The distributor has picked up When I Grow Up!, Detention Adventure, The Inspectors III and News of the Wild in the lead-up to MIPCOM in mid-October.
October 1, 2018

Canadian distributor Blue Ant International has acquired four new kids & family series to round out its portfolio heading into MIPCOM later this month.

Joining Blue Ant’s lineup is Riverbank Pictures’ When I Grow Up! (26 x 11 minutes), centering around a girl trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up by making videos of her journey in a DIY production studio in her parents’ garage.

Produced by LoCo Motion Pictures and Toronto’s Broken Compass Films, Detention Adventure is a 10 x 11-minute series about three nerdy friends who purposefully get into trouble at school so they can search the detention room for a hidden entrance to a secret laboratory.

Blue Ant also picked up season three (48 x 30 minutes) of The Inspectors III (pictured), produced by Hearst Television’s Litton Entertainment. It continues the story of Preston Wainwright, a teenage boy genius who is paralyzed in a car accident.

Rounding out the four-pack of new shows is News of the Wild from Australia’s Northern Pictures Kids, which Blue Ant recently acquired. This 37 x 30-minuter is an animal-focused factual entertainment news series for seven- to 12-year-olds. Squabbling co-hosts Maya and Finn guide viewers on an exploration of the indigenous animals (and so much more) found in various locations around the world.

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