Turner Italy And Turner Middle East Acquire Broadcasting Rights To Mattel’s And DHX Media’s Polly Pocket Animated Series

Turner Italy And Turner Middle East Acquire Broadcasting Rights To Mattel's And DHX Media's Polly Pocket Animated Series

Turner Italy And Turner Middle East Acquire Broadcasting Rights To Mattel’s And DHX Media’s Polly Pocket Animated Series

Today (16th October), global children’s programming company – DHX Media and Mattel has announced that 16 broadcasters have picked up their new Polly Pocket animated series, including Turner Italy (Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing and Cartoonito) and Turner Middle East and Greece (Cartoon Network Arabic, Cartoon Network MENA and Boomerang MENA), it’s yet to be announced which of Turner’s children’s channels in Italy or the Middle East will air the new series.

The new animated series is based on the popular and classic Mattel toy range – Polly Pocket which follows the titular character and her friends as they go on big adventures in a shrunken size with the use of Polly’s magic locket. The new Polly Pocket animated series has already premiered in Canada on DHX Media’s own Family Channel and Family Jr in July this year, and will roll-out globally throughout late 2018 and into 2019.

The new animated series is aimed at kids aged 6-9 and promises humour and adventure in every episode. Polly is told she’s “too little” to do the things she wants to do, but that doesn’t stop Polly, in fact it’s her greatest strength. Polly inherited a magic heirloom locket that allows her to shrink down to four inches tall, she uses her pocket-sized powers with her friends so they can go on small but fun adventures together.

Mattel relaunched Polly Pocket toys earlier this year, based on the same original toys that made Polly Pocket popular among young girls in the 1990’s. Since the introduction of the toy brand, a total of 10 million Polly Pocket compact toys have been sold. The new animated series will reflect on the franchise’s updated appearance which also includes new character designs.

The new animated series form part of an on-going and continuing partnership between DHX Media and Mattel for new animated shows based on Mattel’s properties including Bob The Builder, Fireman Sam and Little People.

The new Polly Pocket animated series will have an initial run of 26 episodes each with a 11-minute runtime, the new show is being produced at DHX Media’s animation studio in Vancouver, Canada.

Other broadcasters that have picked up the new show include: POP (UK); RTL Telekids (Netherlands); Kidzone TV (Baltics); Gulli and Tiji (France), Gulli Africa (22 African-French speaking countries) and Gulli Girl (Russia); teleTOON+ (Poland); AMC Minimax (Eastern Europe); vtmkzoom (Belgium); Canal Panda (Portugal); Star Channel (Greece); kidZ (Israel); SABC (South Africa) and Discovery Kids (Latin America).

From The DHX Media Press Release: New Polly Pocket Series From DHX Media and Mattel Goes Big With 16 Broadcasters Internationally: DHX Media signs deals to introduce kids around the world to new animated series based on Mattel’s original micro-scale doll brand

DHX Media, a global children’s content and brands company, and Mattel, are pleased to announce that the new animated children’s series, Polly Pocket, has been picked up by 16 broadcasters internationally. Based on the celebrated Mattel toy brand, the new Polly Pocket series follows Polly and her friends as they embrace big adventures in a shrunken size, thanks to Polly’s magic locket. Polly Pocket premiered in Canada in July, on DHX Media’s own Family Channel and Family Jr, and will roll-out globally throughout late 2018 and into 2019.

Additional broadcasters bringing Polly Pocket to fans around the world include: Sony Pictures Television’s POP channel (U.K.); RTL Telekids (Netherlands); Kidzone TV (Baltics); Lagardère’s Gulli and TiJi (France), Gulli AFRICA (22 African-French speaking countries) and Gulli Girl (Russia); teleTOON+ (Poland); AMC Minimax (Eastern Europe); vtmkzoom (Belgium); Canal Panda (Portugal); Turner (Italy, Middle East, Turkey and Greece); Star Channel (Greece); kidZ (Israel); SABC (South Africa); and Discovery Kids (Latin America).

“Broadcasters around the world are snapping up the new Polly Pocket series because they know it’s based on a proven toy brand from Mattel that girls have loved for decades,” said Jerry Diaz, VP Distribution, DHX Media. “We’re confident Polly fans worldwide will be thrilled to see their favourite miniature toys come to life on screen with this new series, and enjoy some really big adventures with Polly and her best friends.”

Earlier this year, Mattel relaunched Polly Pocket toys, featuring the original micro-scale size and compacts that made Polly a phenomenon in the 1990s. The beloved brand has sold more than 10 million compacts throughout the years, and the new product line nods to the brand’s heritage and surprise factor, while reflecting the updated look of the characters and animated series.

The creation of the Polly Pocket animated series is part of a co-development, production, distribution and licensing deal between DHX Media and Mattel Inc. for new original content inspired by celebrated Mattel properties. In addition to Polly Pocket, new animated series from the collaboration include Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam and Little People.

About Polly Pocket

Aimed at kids aged 6-9, and based on the celebrated toy brand of the same name, the new animated Polly Pocket (26 x 22’) series brings humor, adventure and heart to every episode. Polly is often told she’s “too little” to do the things she wants to do, but Polly proves what every kid already knows—being little isn’t a limitation, it’s her greatest strength! When Polly inherits a magic heirloom locket that allows her to shrink to four inches tall, she embraces her pocket-sized powers and finds the upside of shrinking is big fun for her and her best friends. So grab your BFFs and get ready to see how powerful pocket-sized can be. There’s no dream too big and no adventure too small for Polly Pocket! TINY POWER!

Polly Pocket is produced at DHX Media’s Vancouver studio.

https://www.dhxmedia.com/newsreleases/new-polly-pocket-series-from-dhx-media-and-mattel-goes-big-with-16-broadcasters-internationally/

Boomerang UK And Cartoonito UK November 2018 Highlights

Boomerang UK And Cartoonito UK November 2018 Highlights

Boomerang UK And Cartoonito UK November 2018 Highlights: From The Official Turner UK Press Release

Boomerang UK November 2018 Highlights

New Episodes

Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz

New episodes air from Monday 5th November, airs weekdays at 4pm.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow, there is a vast and wondrous world, where adventures with Munchkins, Witches, and Flying Monkeys are just a hop, skip, and a jump down the Yellow Brick Road. Where an eight-year-old Kansas farm girl named Dorothy, embarks on heroic quests, armed only with a pragmatic, “can-do” attitude, an iconic gingham dress, a pair of magical Ruby Slippers, and the support of some very special friends.

New Looney Tunes

New episodes air from Monday 5th November, airs weekdays at 6pm.

The famous, ‘Wascally Wabbit’ is back for brand-new episodes of New Looney Tunes on Boomerang. Bugs Bunny and the rest of your favourite Looney Tunes characters are back for more wackiness! Bugs battles against his enemies Yosemite Sam and Wile E. Coyote but thankfully he always has a little help from his friends.

The Adventures of Puss in Boots

New episodes air from Monday 19th November, airs weekdays at 5pm.

Puss in Boots must guard the previously hidden city of San Lorenzo’s famous treasure from invaders after he accidentally breaks an ancient spell which made the land invisible to outsiders. In new episode of The Adventure of Puss in Boots, Toby’s dim-bulb of a brother, Brandt, returns to San Lorenzo and begs Puss to help him reunite with his band of ninja brothers.

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Boomerang UK And Cartoonito UK November 2018 Highlights

Cartoonito UK November 2018 Highlights

New Episodes

Curious George

New episodes air from Monday 5th November, airs weekdays at 5.30pm.

Curious George is a sweet and mischievous monkey who can’t help but run into trouble. George’s friend, “The Man in the Yellow Hat,” tries very hard to care for George and is always saving the day. The show’s themes are about learning, forgiveness and playful curiosity. Don’t miss new episodes of Curious George this November on Cartoonito!

Super Wings

New episodes air from Monday 5th November, airs weekdays at 6.30pm.

Brand new to Cartoonito this November is Robot Trains! In a world full of trains, Kay, Alf, Duck, Selly and Victor are special trains who can transform into robots with special powers. Join the team as they embark on exciting adventures and save the village from the evil dark forces!

Weekend Marathons

Starts from Saturday 3rd November, airs weekends from 8am.

Every weekend this November, catch back-to-back episodes of Masha and the Bear, Curious George and Fireman Sam. Also don’t miss some of your favourite films including Bob the Builder: Mega Machines, Fireman Sam: Mountain Rescue along with many more! Grab your popcorn and get cosy, we’ve got a huge line up of films this November!

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Boomerang UK And Cartoonito UK May 2018 Highlights

Boomerang UK And Cartoonito UK May 2018 Highlights

Boomerang UK And Cartoonito UK May 2018 Highlights: From The Official Turner UK Press Release

New Episodes

The Tom and Jerry Show

New episodes air from Tuesday 1st May, airs weekdays at 4pm. Tom and Jerry Half-Term Takeover starts Monday 28th May with new episodes.

Everyone’s favourite cat and mouse duo are back with song, sorcery and slapstick in brand-new episodes of The Tom and Jerry Show! Catch all their classic moments every weekday on Boomerang. Also, tune-in all week for the Tom and Jerry half-term takeover and catch more brand-new episodes from the 28th of May.

Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz

New episodes air from Tuesday 1st May, airs weekdays at 4.30pm.

Join Dorothy and friends for brand-new episodes of Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz. Eight-year-old Kansas farm girl named Dorothy, embarks on heroic quests, armed only with a pragmatic, “can-do” attitude, an iconic gingham dress, a pair of magical Ruby Slippers, and the support of some very special friends.

Boom Movies

Airs from Monday 30th April, airs Mondays and Fridays at 5pm.

Grab your popcorn and join the Boomerang crew for movies every Monday and Friday this May! Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang are in for a creepy encounter with a monster from Mexico in the mucho spooky film, Scooby-Doo! And the Monster of Mexico. Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest, Scooby-Doo Mask of the Blue Falcon and Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz are a few of the others featuring this month.

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Boomerang UK And Cartoonito UK May 2018 Highlights

Cartoonito UK May 2018 Highlights

New Episodes

Fireman Sam

New episodes air from Tuesday 1st May, airs weekdays at 5pm.

Join our favourite every day hero Fireman Sam for brand-new episodes this month on Cartoonito! Whenever or whatever the problem, be it a lost kite or cat, stranded sledgers or kitchen fires, Fireman Sam and his trusted team – Elvis, Station Officer Steele and Jupiter, their big red fire engine, are always on hand to save the day.

Fireman Sam Half Term Week

Starts Monday 28th May, airs every day from 8am.

This half-term, join Fireman Sam and his rescue team for daily Fireman Sam episodes! Everyone in Pontypandy knows that nothing is too much trouble for brave Fireman Sam – he always stays calm and luckily has the help of his trusted team. Don’t miss back-to-back episodes and movies from the 28th of May on Cartoonito!

Movie Weekends

Starts Saturday 5th May, airs weekends at 8am to 2pm.

Join all the Cartoonito’s every weekend this May and catch some of your favourite films! Bob and his team get together with the Mega Machines to build a new dam and reservoir for Spring City in Bob the Builder: Mega Machines. The legendary Fireman Sam must unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding alien-hunter-turned-TV-presenter Douglas’ arrival to the town of Pontypandy to save the day in Fireman Sam: Alien Alert!

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