Toronto-based Distribution360 has secured deals for several of its kids titles in the US, Italy and Thailand.
MathXplosion (50 x three minutes) and ScienceXplosion (45 x 3.5 minutes) were acquired by Italian public broadcaster RAI. Both shows for kids ages six to 11 are produced by GAPC Entertainment, and they explore math and science in a fun and approachable way.
In the US, Genius Brands’ recently launched Kartoon Channel picked up animated series Atomic Betty, as well as Skyship Entertainment’s The Bumble Nums (12 x five minutes), Mr. Monkey, Monkey Mechanic (12 x five minutes), Carl’s Car Wash (13 x six minutes) and 100 episodes of Super Simple Songs (pictured).
US-based educational SVOD platform Epic! also acquired Super Simple Songs, and renewed its existing license for MathXplosion. US streamer Pure Flix, meanwhile, bought the first season of Treasure Champs (15 x 15 minutes), which encourages kids to develop positive attributes like kindness and wisdom.
Skyship Entertainment’s content was also hot in Thailand. Cineplex picked up a package of content for its True Visions branded channels and platforms in the region that includes more than 300 episodes spanning Super Simple Songs, Super Simple ABC Phonics Fun, Turn and Learn ABCs, Pratfall ABCs, The Bumble Nums, Treetop Family, Finley’s Factory, Paper Puppet Playhouse and Carl’s Car Wash.
Demand is high for edutainment content as many children continue to learn at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related lockdowns.