Boomerang International Feeds Get Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Animated Series

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

Boomerang International Feeds Get Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Animated Series

Turner Broadcasting System and DHX Media have reached a deal to buy the broadcasting rights for the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series, based on the Sony Pictures Animation film franchise. The animated series is currently being produced by DHX Media and Sony Pictures Animation. The animated series was commissioned by Teletoon in Canada and will be aired on Boomerang feeds worldwide outside the United States which include local variants of Boomerang in Europe, Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific area and Latin America.

Josh Scherba, the senior VP of distribution at DHX Media stated that the success of the movie was the reason for new the TV series:

“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs has a huge global fan base following the successful movie franchise and we are confident that the equally wacky and wonderful TV series will resonate with children and families globally.”

Cecilia Persson, the VP of acquisitions and co-productions for international at Turner Broadcasting, stated that Boomerang is always looking for great new content for their channel and believe that Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a great show for their channel.

“As we continue to expand our programming lineup, we’re on the lookout for great content that whole families can enjoy. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs offers exactly that and we’re delighted to have acquired the series for Boomerang right across our international markets.”

Rick Mischel, executive producer at Sony Pictures Animation is excited that Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs is about to have its very own show and revealed a bit of the premise for the new show:

“We’re really excited to see the comedy and heart of Cloudy packed into a TV series. This brand has fans worldwide, and now they get to go back and see all the adventures of Flint and Sam as teenagers.”

http://www.worldscreen.com/articles/display/2015-10-5-kids-turner-dhx-cloudywithachanceofmeatballs

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Acquires Freaktown Broadcasting Rights

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Acquires Freaktown

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Acquires Freaktown Broadcasting Rights

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific has purchased the broadcasting rights for a new animated show called Freaktown. Freaktown is the first series to be wholly created and produced by Portfolio Entertainment’s new animation studio. The series was commissioned by Teletoon in Canada and will start to air in 2016. Freaktown is an animated kids show aimed at the 6 to 11 year old demographic which follows the adventures of skeleton Ben Bones and his friends as they protect their town from Princess Boo Boo of Sweetlandia. The series will premiere on Cartoon Network feeds in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand. In Europe, Turner France has brought the rights and it will air on Boing which also airs in other French speaking European and African territories. Initially, there will be 52 segments that are 11 minutes long each.

Portfolio Entertainment CEO and co-founder Joy Rosen made this statement about the broadcasting rights deal:

“While still in production, Freaktown has grabbed the attention of buyers globally and we are thrilled to land international deals with world-renowned broadcasters right out of the gate. This series is crammed with laugh-out-loud moments and unpredictable twists that will perfectly complement the highly-entertaining programming available on these major kids’ networks”

http://www.indiantelevision.com/specials/event-coverage/mipcom/cartoon-network-turner-disney-abc-acquire-portfolio-s-freaktown-151005

Grizzy and the Lemmings Broadcasting Rights Deal Finalised

Grizzy and the Lemmings Broadcasting Rights Deal Finalised

Grizzy and the Lemmings Broadcasting Rights Deal Finalised

Yesterday (02/10/2015), it was announced that Turner Broadcasting System has finalised the acquisition deal for the broadcasting rights for Grizzy and the Lemmings. The new show will air on Boomerang feeds worldwide from Autumn 2016, including Boomerang USA. Back in June, Turner arranged a pre-sales deal for the new 3D CGI show with Studio Hari and France Télévisions, not long after the 2015 Annecy Animation Festival. Grizzy and the Lemmings is a new “classic style”, non-dialogue, family comedy following the hilarious happenings of Grizzy the bear and a troublesome tribe of Lemmings as they attempt to live in a forest ranger’s house in a forest in rural Canada.

Cecilia Persson, vice president of acquisitions & co-productions for Turner Broadcasting International made this statement about the Grizzy and the Lemmings:

“Grizzy and the Lemmings is fun and innovative whilst also maintaining the DNA of a timeless, classic animation. It is a great fit for the Boomerang brand and will sit perfectly alongside content like the much-loved Hannah Barbera classic, Tom & Jerry.”

Adina Pitt, vice president of acquisitions & co-productions for Turner, Cartoon Network and Boomerang US also made a statement regarding the broadcasting rights deal:

“Following our most recent worldwide multi-original series deal with Warner Bros. for Boomerang this acquisition continues our overall strategy to build Boomerang as a strong second flagship global Kids network complementary to Cartoon Network.”

Josselin Charier, co-founder of Studio Hari made this statement about the broadcasting deal with Turner’s Boomerang channel worldwide:

“We couldn’t expect to find a broadcasting partner more aligned with the editorial positioning of our latest creation, a new classic physical comedy for the whole family. We know that Grizzy and the Lemmings have found in Boomerang their real home, a place to live and fight with each other for a long time! The worldwide broadcasting on Boomerang will give the best possible exposure to the show – and help us to make Grizzy and the Lemmings a strong long-term global brand, just like the loveable classic cartoons in its portfolio.”

http://www.awn.com/news/boomerang-signs-global-acquisition-deal-grizzy-and-lemmings
https://www.regularcapital.com/2015/06/turner-acquires-broadcasting-rights-for-grizzy-and-the-lemmings-for-boomerang-worldwide/