DHX, Neptuno on the 'Town'


TORONTO -- Canadian producer DHX Media said Wednesday that it will co-produce the 2-D animated series "Poppets Town" with Spain's Neptuno Films.

The Canadian and Spanish co-production partners will produce 26 half-hours or 52 15-minute episodes of the series in association with Japan's OLC Entertainment.

The preschool series about Poppet characters in a fictional world has already been presold to Tele-Quebec in Canada, France's Canal J and to Disney International for channels in the U.K., Spain, Scandinavia, Italy, Australasia and Taiwan.

DHX Media will distribute "Poppets Town" worldwide, excluding Spain, Portugal and Latin America, which Neptuno will handle. OLC Entertainment will handle the Japanese market.