31 Jan 12
Leading kids' entertainment specialist, CAKE has
today announced it has sold Coolabi's animated preschool
series Poppy Cat to France Télévisions. The deal
continues a raft of sales that has seen the series sold to
many broadcasters across the world following its global
premiere on Nick Jr. UK in May 2011.
The series has already been placed with Disney
Junior in Spain and Latin America,
Al Jazeera Children's Channel, e-vision
(U.A.E), SVT (Sweden), S4C (Wales), EBS Korea, OKTO
Singapore, Nickelodeon Australia, TVO (Canada), Knowledge
Network (Canada), NRK (Norway), RTÉ (Ireland) and most
recently CITV (UK).
playful cat with the big personality, along with her
colourfulcompanions, on inspiring
adventures to amazing places. Poppy Cat's
imagination fuels each and every episode and when you're
with Poppy Cat, anything can happen. The preschool
series is based on the international best-selling and
award-winning books of the same name by Lara
Proving popular with viewers on both sides of the
Atlantic, Poppy Cat is a top five show on
commissioning channel Nick Jr. UK as well as being a
top-rating show on Sprout in the US.
Poppy Catis planned to
launch on France 5 from July 2012.
Ed Galton, COO and Managing Director, CAKE said:
"France Télévisionsis a perfect home for Poppy Cat
and her friends. We are delighted with the success of the
series and it exemplifies the type of content CAKE looks to
acquire - one that is beautifully made and can resonate
with children across the globe."
As well as being a co-producer, Coolabi also handles
all merchandising programmes for Poppy Cat
internationally and has been working hard on
deals for the property in a number of territories. Eleven
licensees have been signed to date in the UK, with product
launching in autumn 2012. JLG has been appointed as
licensing agent for North America and a number of other
agents are in discussion to represent Poppy Cat
around the world, including in France.
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Notes to Editors:
CAKE is one of the world's leading kids'
and family entertainment specialists. The London based
company, created in 2002, works with
animation and live action production companies from
around the world to develop, produce, commercially position
and manage their IP propositions for international
Coolabi is a leading provider of high quality
children's and family entertainment, internationally,
across all media. Coolabi's expertise lies in development
and brand management, particularly through the channels of
TV production and licensing and merchandising.
The company operates across a number of genres and
the current portfolio includes Poppy Cat,
Purple Ronnie and Scarlett &
Crimson. Via its subsidiary, Coolabi Publishing,
the company also owns a number of classic literary estates,
including Eric Ambler. In addition Coolabi also
represents certain brands, including Bagpuss,
Clangers, and Ivor the Engine on behalf
of Smallfilms and Peter Firmin.
For more information and a background on the company
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