Alma’s Way is about to go global. Sinking Ship Entertainment has acquired global distribution rights outside of the US for the animated series.
Produced by Fred Rogers Productions, Alma’s Way was created for PBS KIDS by Sonia Manzano, known to many as Maria on Sesame Street. Aimed at kids ages four to six, the show follows a six-year-old Puerto Rican girl living in the Bronx. Each episode models self-awareness, responsible decision-making and empathy, while also encouraging kids to ask questions and value their own ideas.
Production is underway on a 40 x 30-minute first season, and the series is set to launch in the US on PBS KIDS next fall, rolling out to international broadcasters shortly afterwards.
Alma’s Way will be animated by Pipeline Studios. Jorge Aguirre (Goldie & Bear) is on board as head writer, and Manzano and Fred Rogers’ Ellen Doherty are exec producers.
Sinking Ship recently expanded its international sales team by hiring Mehmet Gunduz to fill a newly created position as manager of TV sales for Latin America, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. And earlier this month, Canal+ Group picked up exclusive French-language rights to Sinking Ship’s Endlings series for France, Monaco, Andorra, Mauritius, Comoros and Madagascar.