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DHX Media’s 'Pirates' Sail Onto Super RTL

Major European broadcaster signed for art-based preschool show.

Halifax, Los Angeles, London, Toronto, Vancouver --

DHX Media, a leading international producer and distributor of television programming and interactive content, has scored a significant European deal for its CGI series Pirates, Adventures in Art, with Germany’s Super RTL snapping up the show.

Commissioned by CBC in Canada, the 46x12’ series, which is aimed at 4-6 year olds, also airs across Asia on KBS and Kids Talk Talk in Korea, Mediacorp in Singapore and Malaysia’s Astro and on Discovery Kids in Latin America.

Josh Scherba, SVP Distribution at DHX Media said: “Super RTL is a very strong European broadcast partner in Europe where we believe the series will be as popular as it has proved to be in Canada and across Asia. There is a demand for art-based shows from buyers internationally and we’ll be targeting further new territories at MIPCOM.”

Carsten Göttel, Director of Programming at SUPER RTL: “We are very happy to give Pirates, Adventures in Art a new home in German-speaking Europe. This very innovative show fits our preschool slot TOGGOLINO perfectly and will delight both children and parents with its playful way of introducing arts to children.”

Avast, ye art lubbers! Prepare to raise anchor and set sail with the artsiest and craftiest crew of rollicking rogues ever to sail the Seven Seas! Led by Captain Leonardo, the band of bohemian brigands has escaped the drab kingdom of Queen Conformia. As she seeks to stamp out all traces of individuality among her subjects, Captain Leo and his crew of art-loving pirates set sail on daring missions to restore the creative arts lost to the communities under Conformia’s sway.

Princess Cleo, the rightful heir to the throne of Chroma, stowed away aboard Leo’s trusty ship, the Mona Lisa. With her, she brought the massive Encyclopedia Artifactorium - which contains all known facts about art. The two friends join forces and set out on their mission: to research as much art knowledge in the world as they can and bring it back to the Kingdom of Chroma; to help Conformia’s subjects reclaim their love of the artistic spirit and individual expression; and to restore Princess Cleo to her place on the throne.   

Source: DHX Media

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.