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Deals of the week: Raydar, Superights, Dandelooo, WarnerMedia

Raydar takes MixMups to global audiences, Superights adds an Emmy-winning series to its animation catalog, and WarnerMedia will spread the magic with new licensing deals for the third Fantastic Beasts movie.
April 8, 2022

Raydar Media

Featuring an animated cast of lead characters with disabilities who go on adventures through a magic portal in their wheelchair-accessible home, MixMups has scored its first batch of presales with three pubcasters.

The 52 x 10-minute stop-motion series, which is co-produced in the UK by Mackinnon & Saunders (Manchester) and Raydar Media (London), has been picked up by ABC Kids in Australia, RTE in Ireland, and Canada’s TVO. They will join commissioning broadcaster Channel 5 in airing MixMups when it’s ready to premiere in 2023. The UK net originally greenlit the show in 2021, and recently confirmed that it’s destined for the Milkshake! preschool block.

MixMups was created by writer and social advocate Rebecca Atkinson.

Superights

The French distributor has locked in a deal with Hong Kong-based VTech to represent animated series Go! Go! Cory Carson, a co-pro between California-based Kuku Studios and Superprod Studio are co-pro partners.

Superights will sell the series (63 x seven minutes), which is based on VTech’s Go! Go! Smart Wheels, internationally. After launching on Netflix in 2020, Go! Go! Cory Carson went on to earn three Emmy awards the following year.

Episodes of the show tell the story of a friendly orange car named Cory Carson, who lives in Bumperton Hills with his family and friends.

Dandelooo

The Paris-based producer/distributor has inked a new broadcast deal with pubcaster France Télévisions for its 2D-animated series Jasmine & Jambo (pictured).

The 26 x seven-minutes show has also been acquired by educational kidsnets TFO and Knowledge in Canada, RTS in Switzerland, Arte Editions in France, and UR in Sweden. Jasmine & Jambo is now in production on its second season, which will be available at the end of the year.

Each episode revolves around two friends who bond over their shared love of music in a magical place called Soundland.

WarnerMedia Global Brands and Experiences

The WarnerMedia division is set to roll out a range of toys and merchandise based on upcoming third feature film installment Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.

Licensees Funko, Hot Topic, Build-a-Bear, MinaLima and Running Press are now on board to conjure up products including themed apparel, collectible Nifflers based on the magical beasts, graphic art prints, and a traveling museum exhibition featuring both the film and the Wizarding World franchise.

Updated April 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm

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