Boomerang Buys International Broadcasting Rights For TeamTo’s Take It Easy Mike
Turner has brought international broadcasting rights for TeamTo’s new animated show – Take It Easy Mike through London, UK-based distributor CAKE. The brand new show will premiere in 2018 on Boomerang feeds around the world and also on Cartoon Network, Boing and Pogo in some countries. The new show follows the life of a pug named Mike, a dog with sophisticated tastes filled with limitless energy, he wants to seduce his crush, Cindy – the neighbour’s dog, but unluckily, a bunch of trouble-makers always ruin his plans, whether its the raccoons – Freddy and Mercury, a cute kitten named Fluffy or two turtles that always appear at the worst possible moment. The new show features photo-realistic 3D CGI visuals and non-dialogue humour, a total of 78 episodes, each with a runtime of seven minutes have been produced. The new show is Turner’s latest investment in European-produced content, this year, Turner has increased its European content by 30%.
Take it Easy Mike is produced by French animation studio – TeamTO, better known for their animation work on Angelo Rules and My Knight and Me and is also produced by Canadian animation studio – Digital Dimension. CAKE handles the worldwide distribution for Take It Easy Mike excluding France, Germany and China.
CCO & Managing Director, Ed Galton from CAKE said:
“Boomerang have had great success with non-dialogue comedies and Take it Easy Mike, with its distinctive ‘cast’, unique visuals, technical sophistication and off-the-wall humour is sure to be a big hit with families all round the world.”
Cecilia Persson, VP of Programming & Content Strategy, Turner EMEA Kids, Acquisitions & Co-Productions International said:
“This international acquisition continues our strategy to build a strong pipeline of content for Boomerang, with shows that are rooted in multi-generational, comedy animation true to the channel. Take it Easy Mike also marks our latest investment in European-produced content, which we’ve increased by around 30% compared to last year.”