Harlem Globetrotters headed back to TV

Basketball troupe inks deal with Cookie Jar Group

TORONTO -- The Harlem Globetrotters appear headed back to animated TV after signing a licensing and production partnership with the Cookie Jar Group.

Toronto-based Cookie Jar is to become global licensing agent for the traveling troupe of merry basketball players.

In addition, Cookie Jar will bring the pro sports entertainment property back to TV for the first time since Hanna-Barbera Prods.' "The Harlem Globetrotters" airing on CBS' Saturday morning cartoon slate in 1971 and '72.

NBC next reran the Globetrotters cartoon series, which featured star black basketball players, as "The Go-Go Globetrotters" in 1979.

Cookie Jar gave few details as it develops animated content around the Globetrotters global brand, with consumer product spinoffs.

Cookie Jar is best known for its "Caillou," "Inspector Gadget" and "The Doodlebops" cartoon series.