ITV picks up 'Cat in the Hat'

TV series of 40xhalf-hour episodes voiced by Martin Short

TORONTO -- ITV's kids channel CITV has picked up PBS Kids' preschool series "The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That" from British producer Collingwood O'Hare Productions and Canadian partner Portfolio Entertainment.

Toronto-based Portfolio also sold the DVD and home entertainment rights for the animated series based on Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel's "The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library" book series to Roadshow Entertainment for Australia and New Zealand.

The series, comprising 40xhalf-hour episodes voiced by Martin Short, is produced in association with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Random House Children's Entertainment, Treehouse and PBS Kids.

The preschool series features six year-old friends and next door neighbors Sally and Nick on magical adventures with the Fish, Thing 1 and Thing 2.
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