Daisy & Ollie A New Animated Series Coming To Cartoonito UK This October

Daisy & Ollie New Animated Series On Cartoonito UK This October

Daisy & Ollie New Animated Series On Cartoonito UK This October

This October, Turner’s pre-school channel in the UK – Cartoonito will be premiering a brand new show from CHF Entertainment called Daisy & Ollie. The new animated pre-school series encourages children to ask their parents questions about everyday life and the world in general. Young children are extremely curious and ask loads of random (and often insightful, strange and humorous) questions as they’re trying to familiarise themselves with the world around them.

In the new animated series, two young children named Daisy and Ollie, along with their incredible toys, Boo the Monkey and Whizzy the Robot, discover all the answers to their questions. The new series is also full of music and songs as Daisy’s dad is a musician, he also has a dry sense of humour and often gets involved in Daisy’s and Ollie’s adventures. The show is based on an original idea by Helen Brown, her idea for the show was inspired by her daughter – Daisy. Comedian Jason Manford has helped to develop the new series serving as the show’s executive producer and along with the show’s creator Helen Brown, he has been writing many scripts for episodes, he also voices Daddy and Whizzy the Robot.

An initial 52 episodes (with 7 minutes runtime each) has been produced at CHF Studios in Wilmslow, Cheshire near Manchester, England, UK. The show is made using Toon Boom animation software technology and features a talent voice cast of Jason Manford, Sarah Hadland (voice of Daisy) and Claire Morgan (Ollie and Boo the Monkey). The brand new show is exclusive to Cartoonito.

CHF Studios has also produced another show that has aired on Cartoonito – Pip Ahoy!, CHF Studios has its origins in the original Cosgrove-Hall Films animation studio which produced animated hits including the original Danger Mouse series, Count Duckula and Fifi and the Flowertots.

From The CHF Entertainment Press Release Via Turner UK: CHF Entertainment Adds New Animated TV Series Daisy & Ollie Featuring Jason Manford To Its Production Slate

CHF Entertainment is welcoming new characters and content to its family with the launch of, “Daisy & Ollie”, an animated series for the pre-school audience, premiering exclusively on Cartoonito this October.

Based on an original idea by Helen Brown and developed by CHF Entertainment with Executive Producer Jason Manford; Daisy & Ollie is a pre-school series encouraging young children to be curious and question the world around them. Given the average four-year old asks over 400 questions a day, these questions can range from the sublime to the ridiculous, from the serious to the silly… and everything in between. “Why don’t ducks wear rain coats?”, “Why do cats have whiskers?”, and “Whhhyyy do we have to go to bed?!”

Daisy & Ollie, along with their out of the ordinary toys, Boo the Monkey and Whizzy the Robot, discover the answers to their questions! Daisy’s Daddy is a musician filling every episode with music and songs. He’s a bit of a joker with a dry sense of humour and often gets caught up in the children’s adventures!

Jason Manford has been instrumental in the development of the show as Executive Producer alongside Helen Brown and writing many of the scripts, as well as being the voice of both ‘Daddy’ and ‘Whizzy the Robot’.

Jason Manford said “It’s an absolute joy to work on ‘Daisy & Ollie’, and I was so eager to get involved knowing that I could finally make a show that my own kids could watch and enjoy. I spend so much time watching kid’s TV that I know what it’s like for adults to have to sit through shows that aren’t aimed at us. This show has something for everyone and you can all enjoy it together, like I will with my children.”

Helen Brown added: “Creating and developing ‘Daisy & Ollie’ with the immensely talented team at CHF has been such a pleasure and I’m thrilled to be managing the project through the studio pipeline; it’s a dream come true! The show was inspired by my daughter Daisy, who asks me hundreds of varied and entertaining questions every day, which I think all parents will relate to. Whilst having educational value, it’s also fun and engaging with great scripting, beautiful designs and wonderful animation, all of which are key to making it an entertaining show. It’s been a fantastic privilege to see ‘Daisy & Ollie’ coming to life and the end result has exceeded all of my expectations!”

Sean Gorman, Programming Director of Kids’ Channels UK, Turner, says “We’re happy to be launching the UK-produced ‘Daisy & Ollie’ on Cartoonito. Kids are so inquisitive and we think anyone who has spent any time at all with kids will be able to relate to the way this show conveys their funny and sometimes difficult questions. We think it’s important to encourage this curiosity when they’re growing up and ‘Daisy & Ollie’ is a great example of how a show can make every day learning into a great adventure.”

The 52 x 7’ minute 2D episodes for the Pre-school audience is produced using Toon Boom technology at the CHF Studios in Wilmslow. Not only does the show have a very talented team behind it at CHF, but has attracted world class voice artists consisting of Jason Manford, Sarah Hadland and Claire Morgan who between them bring the characters to life.

“It’s great fun behaving like a child in the studio, I love it! Daisy’s a great little character, inquisitive and lively like most little girls really. She’s got a really special relationship with her Daddy, often turning the joke on him! We’ve got a great cast, it’s a joy to do, there’s lots of laughs!” said Sarah Hadland, who voices Daisy.

Launching exclusively on Cartoonito this October, Daisy & Ollie promises to answer all of those difficult questions that children ask their parents!

Claire Morgan added: “Children ask a lot of awkward questions…and often in public! I think Daisy & Ollie will help a lot of parents out with the answers. I play Ollie and also Boo the cheeky monkey. Ollie is a kind, thoughtful and smart little boy who asks lots of questions and Boo is an excitable monkey! Both characters are a lot of fun to play, in fact it’s possibly the most fun you can have in a studio!”



Cartoon Network European Free To Air Viewing Success

Cartoon Network European Free To Air Viewing Success

Cartoon Network European Free To Air Viewing Success

Cartoon Network Studios’ The Powerpuff Girls and Ben 10 and Cartoon Network Europe’s The Amazing World of Gumball have been a viewing rating successes for free-to-air children’s channels in countries across the European continent. The Powerpuff Girls has had a successful start in Italy on Boing, a free-to-air digital terrestrial channel operated by a joint-venture by Mediaset and Turner, within its first month of airing on the channel, the show was in third place among children and second place among girls.

On French children’s channel – Gulli, The Powerpuff Girls manage to achieve an 19.1% audience share, up from a 17.1% channel average. The Powerpuff Girls and The Amazing World of Gumball has helped Gulli into first place among housewives with kids on Sunday 11th June and is consistently the top channel for kids aged between four and ten years old. On PULS 2 in Poland, the show was ranked in second place among young girls during its launch month and was beating channel averages among children and girls.

In the UK, on free-to-air children’s channel CITV (with a simulcast on the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster – ITV) the new Ben 10 series has reached 1.2 million viewers and 9% of Boys aged 4 to 9 years old. Ben 10 also achieved an 18.7% audience share on Gulli in France and was ranked the #2 Kids broadcast on Boing in Italy on its premiere day. Since the rollout of the new Ben 10 series on Cartoon Network feeds across the EMEA area in October 2016, Ben 10 has reached 50% of Boys in South Africa, Romania, Spain and Portugal, and more than 1 in 3 Boys in Hungary, Poland and Sweden.

On the free-to-air kids channel – DR Ultra in Denmark, The Amazing World of Gumball beaten the channel’s average viewing share by 56% during the first quarter of 2017 it’s also the channel’s most popular show. Adventure Time outperformed the channel’s average by 14% among children. On Gulli in France, The Amazing World of Gumball is ranked in fourth place among kids aged between 4 and 14 years old with Adventure Time achieving a 19% audience share.

From The Turner EMEA Press Release: Cartoon Network Franchises Over-Perform On Free-To-Air Across Europe

Turner’s Cartoon Network has been enjoying a raft of strong free-to-air performances from key franchises across Europe it announced today, as the company continues to secure new broadcast and licensing partners across the region.

The brand-new series of The Powerpuff Girls, which made its global return to Cartoon Network in April 2016, has since reached millions of new viewers and beaten average audience figures on a number of its new free-to-air homes, including: CITV (and ITV simulcast) in the UK, where it became the #1 commercial show for girls 4-9 when it launched in Q4 2016 and has since reached over two million viewers and 13% of Kids 4-9; Gulli in France where it won a 19% audience share, an increase on the channel’s average audience share of 17.1%; and PULS 2 in Poland, performing above channel average among Kids (+13%) and Younger Kids (+38%), and ranking the #2 show among Young Girls in its launch month. Added to this, the series also enjoyed a strong six-week launch on Turner and Mediaset’s joint venture free-to-air channel Boing in Italy, ranking #3 with Kids and #2 with Girls.

Together with The Amazing World of Gumball and French-Canadian animated series Totally Spies, The Powerpuff Girls also allowed Gulli to rank #1 among Housewives with Kids on Sunday 11th June and consistently the #1 channel for Kids 4-10* – a double record for Gulli among both Mums and Kids!

Meanwhile, the all-new series of the worldwide phenomenon Ben 10 has also been delivering strong audience figures across the region. On CITV (and ITV simulcast) it has reached 1.2m viewers and 9% of Boys 4-9, achieved an 18.7% audience share on Gulli and ranked the #2 Kids broadcast on Boing in Italy on its premiere day. Since it began rolling out on Cartoon Network across EMEA in October 2016, Ben 10 has reached 50% of Boys in South Africa, Romania, Spain and Portugal, and more than 1 in 3 Boys in Hungary, Poland and Sweden.

Humphrey Black, VP, Media Distribution, Turner EMEA said: “These results really demonstrate the enduring power of strong kids’ brands – and, in a world where entertainment choices are increasing almost by the day, the appeal of those trusted and loved brands is proving vital to cut-through. It’s on this basis that we continue to develop and invest in these tried and tested IP, delivering new content across a range of platforms that build on the already strong awareness and affinity, and make them an ever-attractive proposition for broadcast partners.”

Johanne Broadfield, VP, Cartoon Network Enterprises added: “The early success of PPG and Ben 10 is a great indication of engagement – kids are choosing to tune in and watch our shows despite all the other great content out there. The product launches for lined up for this autumn and 2018 will offer kids new ways to interact with the brands they love, and we look forward to revealing more details of these, as well as new licensing partnerships in the coming months.”

Cartoon Network’s longer-running franchises, The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time continue to achieve in free-to-air too. Among other successes, Q1 2017 saw Gumball deliver +56% on Danish FTA channel DR Ultra’s average Kid audience, ranking the channel’s #1 show, whilst Adventure Time outperformed the channel average by +14% among Young Kids. Both shows have also been key contributors on Gulli, with Gumball ranking #4 among Kids 4-14 and Adventure Time delivering a 19% audience share.

Cartoon Network recently announced that it had greenlit a second season of its all-new Ben 10 series, as well as a live-action gameshow, entitled Ben 10 Challenge, which is currently in production in Madrid, in eight languages (Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish and Turkish).

* Share achieved by PPG among HWS+K is double that of Totally Spies (12.4% vs. 6%). This is also true of Gumball whose share ranges between 13.5% and 17.1%.


New The ZhuZhus Broadcasting Rights Deal For Turner UK, Nordics And France

New The ZhuZhus Broadcasting Rights Deal For Turner UK, Nordics And France

New The ZhuZhus Broadcasting Rights Deal For Turner UK, Nordics And France

Canadian children’s television production company – Nelvana (owned by Corus Communications) has signed a broadcasting rights deal with Turner UK, Nordics and France to air The ZhuZhus, an animated show about a gang of adventurous talking hamsters with diverse personalities and also their owner – Frankie. The deal includes brand new episodes that will air later in the year.

In addition to new episodes of The ZhuZhus on Boomerang UK and on Turner’s kids channels in France during June (with even more coming in November), the show will also debut in the Nordic region this October. The ZhuZhus premiered on Boomerang UK and Ireland last month and new episodes are airing in Boomerang UK’s New Saturdays programming block.

From The Corus Communications Press Release: Nelvana Partners with Turner to Bring The ZhuZhus ‘Zhuniverse’ to Viewers Across Europe: Nelvana Extends The Zhuzhus Brand with New Broadcast Partner and Signs New Licensing Agents Around the World

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has inked a broadcast deal with Turner to bring the delightful adventures of The ZhuZhus to viewers across Europe. Nelvana negotiated the long-term broadcast deal for the show with Turner for Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing, and Cartoonito across the U.K., France, and the Nordics. Episodes began rolling out in the U.K. and France this month with another set of new episodes slated for November. The series will debut in the Nordic regions beginning in October.

“The fur-raising adventures of The ZhuZhus has tickled the funny bone of viewers all around the world,” said Scott Dyer, President, Nelvana. “We’re very excited to be adding to our broadcast schedule with exemplary partners that will bring the laugh-out-loud show to viewers throughout the region.”

Additionally, Nelvana has signed on six new licensing agents for the furry animated series around the world. Partners and territories include:

Discovery Italia in Italy
License Connection in The Benelux Union (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
Licensing Dynamics International in Israel
Megalicense in Russia and CIS territories
Popcorn Brand Activity in Portugal
20too Licensing in the Middle East

The ZhuZhus is based on the hugely-popular ZhuZhu Pets toy line from St. Louis, MO-based Cepia, LLC, the mastermind behind the irresistible and always-entertaining lifelike robotic hamsters that became a phenomenon when they were first introduced.