MIPCOM 2012: DHX Media Sells 'Pirates, Adventures in Art' to Super RTL
TORONTO – Canadian distributor DHX Media has sold the CGI-animated kids series Pirates, Adventures in Art to Germany’s Super RTL.
Super RTL acquired 26 half-hours of the art-themed Pirates series for kids that was originally commissioned by the CBC in Canada, and which also airs across Asia on KBS and Kids Talk Talk in Korea, Mediacorp in Singapore, on Malaysia’s Astro, and on Discovery Kids in Latin America.
And in other pre-MIPCOM deal-making for the Canadians, DHX Media also inked a deal with Canal+ for a French-language version of the UK preschool stop-frame animated series Rastamouse, to air as Rastasouris.
The second season of Rastamouse, produced and animated in the UK by Three Stones Media, recenbtly bowed on CBeebies in the UK.
The cartoon also airs in Canada on Knowledge Network’s BBC Kids channel.
Also on the animation front, 9 Story Entertainment has sold the 16th season of kids series Arthur to CBC in Canada, UK’s CBBC, ABC in Australia and Israel’s Noga channel.
9 Story became producer and distributor of the long-running animated series in a co-venture with WGBH Boston and PBS, starting with commencing season 16.
Elsewhere, Canadian indie producer White Pine Pictures has sold its crime drama Cracked to Astral’s French language fiction channel Séries+.
The 13-part drama stars David Sutcliffe and Stefanie von Pfetten and is to air in Canada from January 2013.
And Toronto-based Fremantle Corporation closed deals for product from its classic TV library ahead of MIPCOM, including sales of Zorro, Conan, Tarzan and Lost World to broadcasters in Finland, Russia, Eastern and Central Europe, the Caribbean, the UK and Ireland.
And Entertainment One acquired the North American home entertainment and digital rights to Puppy in My Pocket – Adventures in Pocketville, the animated series from Mondo TV.
The kids series airs on Cartoon Network’s Boomerang Channel, and Entertainment One will work with Mondo TV to release Puppy In My Pocket Adventures In Pocketville to kids on DVD.