'Pocoyo' books Spain DVD passage


MADRID -- London-based rights manager Big Picture Entertainment has inked a deal with Spain's Zinkia Entertainment to handle home entertainment rights here for the award-winning, pre-school series "Pocoyo," the Spanish company announced Thursday

Big Picture, which manages brands like Cookie Jar TV series "Caillou," will launch the first "Pocoyo" DVDs this spring.

Co-produced by Zinkia Entertainment and Granada International in association with Granada Kids and Cosgrove Hall, "Pocoyo" recently won a BAFTA award for best pre-school animation series earned the nod for best TV production at the 2006 Annecy animation festival.

The 3D CGI series, which has attracted strong ratings and critical acclaim on Spain's TVE La 2, tracks the amusing adventures of a little boy with an insatiable curiosity who sets out on a journey of discovery and adventure.