DECODE Entertainment digs in down under, securing second season commitments across it catalogue of hit shows from ABC TV in Australia. The broadcaster has committed to five series across all ages.
This significant acquisition package is a reflection of DECODE's ongoing commitment to producing entertaining, engaging and relevant children's programming for an international audience, said Deirdre Brennan, ABC Kids Programmer, ABC Australian. Children have embraced these terrific characters and stories - I am delighted that we will be able to bring them new episodes on ABC TV in coming years.
Further episodes of pre-school shows FRANNY'S FEET (26x22), a delightfully illustrative animated series, and 3D fast-paced action show THE SAVE-UMS! (13x22) have been picked up as well as animated teen comedy GIRLSTUFF BOYSTUFF. (13x30).
Targeting the 6-11 age group, the ABC deal second seasons of KING (26x22) an adventurous animated series and OLLIVERS ADVENTURES (26x22).
FRANNY'S FEET recently won a Pulcinella Award for the Best TV Series for Infants at the 2004 Cartoons on the Bay. Commissioned by Five in the U.K. and The Family Channel in Canada, recent sales have been concluded in Asia to POGO, recently launched by TENA (Turner Entertainment Network Asia) in India and ATV in Hong Kong. Koreas C4U Entertainment has also picked up television and home video rights. Frannys journeys are also aired on Discovery UK, France 5, Teletoon in France and Canadas TeleQuebec.
THE SAVE-UMS! are a new breed of 3D animated pre-school super action heroes that help prepare pre-schoolers for their role in the 21st century. THE SAVE-UMS! is commissioned by Discoverys The Learning Channel and Discovery Kids in the U.S. and by the CBC in Canada. Major broadcasters include the U.K.s Five, Canal J in France and Super RTL in Germany. THE SAVE-UMS! is produced by DECODE and is created by the Dan Clark Co.
GIRLSTUFF BOYSTUFF is a reality based animated series which airs on Noggin in the U.S., Canadian broadcaster TeleQuebec and YTV as well as Cartoon Network Latin America. GIRLSTUFF BOYSTUFF explores the different responses of the boys and the girls to the same events with hilarious results. The series is a Canada/Hong Kong/UK co-production with DECODE, Agogo Entertainment and Animage Films Ltd.
2D animated series KING follows the adventures of a boy called Russell whose world is turned upside down as he discovers a portal under his bed which takes him to a kingdom where he is king. KING is a co-production between DECODE and Funbag Productions airing in France on France 5 and Teletoon, TVB Pay TV in Hong Kong and Radio-Canada. OLLIVERS ADVENTURES follows the super-big adventures of Olliver is a hyper-kinetic kid with a big imagination who wants to save the world. Plagued by his older sisters, Oliver escapes to the privacy of his bedroom where he can take off and dream up his own wild escapades. It airs on TELETOON in Canada, OLLIVERS ADVENTURES is produced by Collideascope Digital (Canada).
Headquartered in Toronto, with offices in London, DECODE Entertainment Inc. develops, finances, produces and distributes distinctive live action and animated programming for the family, childrens and youth markets. DECODE Interactive also produces award-winning stand-alone customized Websites for key programming titles. For more information, visit www.decode.tv.