Hoho Rights signs an international licensing deal to bring the CG animated series Cloudbabies to Germany.
Following a successful MipCom, Hoho Rights has announced a key overseas sale for its flourishing pre-school property Cloudbabies which will see the 52 x 10’ CG animated series transmitting on ARD and ZDF’s children’s channel KiKA in Germany. The colourful characters that look after the sky are set to premiere on the channel in 2014.
The CBeebies’ hit show is already being broadcast in a number of territories including: ABC Television in Australia, TVNZ in New Zealand, Hop! in Israel, S4C in Wales, PTS in Taiwan, and MiniMini in Poland.
“Germany is a hugely significant European territory and KiKA has an outstanding reputation as a key destination for high-quality pre-school programming so we’re delighted that Cloudbabies will soon be part of the channel’s stellar line-up” says Danielle Davies, Hoho Entertainment’s Head of Sales and Acquisitions.
Sebastian Debertin, KIKA’s head of fiction, acquisition and co-production, added: “KiKA is happy to get up in the skies with the Cloudbabies. Baba Pink, Baba Blue, Baba Yellow and Baba Green and solve a lot of pre-school oriented challenges and celebrate core values of human community – friendship and responsibility. Our audience will love the show.”
Created by BAFTA and International Emmy award winner Bridget Appleby, Cloudbabies made its colourful debut on CBeebies in the UK in 2012. Aimed at pre-schoolers, the enchanting series teaches children about caring for others and the world around them and introduces them to the wonder of the sky and the concepts of day and night, sun and moon and rainbows and stars.
Cloudbabies features the adventures of four adorable, childlike characters whose job it is to look after the sky and their Sky Friends - Sun, Moon, Rainbow, Fuffa Cloud and Little Star. They live together with Bobo White, a mischievous little imp, in a house on a big fluffy cloud. Every morning, they jump on their Skyhorsies and begin their day’s work – making sure all is running smoothly in the sky.
Source: Hoho Rights
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.