Al Jazeera Arabic Snags 'Cat In The Hat' Animated Series

Portfolio Entertainment sells cartoon inspired by Dr. Seuss to Arabic language news channel.

TORONTO – A Canadian-British co-produced cartoon series inspired by Dr. Seuss is the cat's whiskers with Al Jazeera’s Arabic channel.

The Arabic-language news channel has acquired the kids series The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, which is narrated by Martin Short, from Portfolio Entertainment.

The cartoon, co-produced by Portfolio and British production partner Collingwood O’Hare Productions, has also been sold to Yoopa, the Canadian French-language cable channel, Disney Channel Spain, Norway’s public broadcaster NRK and Finnish broadcaster MTV Oy.

The series was earlier sold to PBS Kids stateside, Teletoon in Canada and ITV’s kids channel CITV.