Playhouse Disney U.K. has acquired a new U.K. preschool animation series, CLAUDE, scheduled to air later this year. The series is being produced by U.K. production companies Dot To Dot and Red and Blue Productions.
CLAUDE is based on David Wojtowycz’s award-winning illustrated books and tells the story of a little polar bear who moves from his icy home in the Artic to a big bustling city, where absolutely everything is new. As with all Playhouse Disney programs, the series uses creative storytelling and engaging characters to help make learning a playful experience for preschoolers. It supports preschoolers’ development by encouraging them to take a closer look at the world around them, while developing social skills and dealing with change in a safe, fun way.
Over the past 12 months, Playhouse Disney has celebrated its most successful performance ever in the U.K. and become the fastest growing kids channel with 40 percent growth year on year
CLAUDE will comprise of 52 x 10 minute episodes and has received support from the Media Programme and the Welsh IP Fund. CLAUDE has also been sold to ZDF in Germany and Worldwide distribution rights are being handled by ZDF Enterprises. The show is being animated in Cel Action by Dinamo Productions in Cardiff and will be unveiled at MIPCOM.