Rights management company Target Entertainment, acting as agent for Chapman Entertainment, has signed new TV deals for FIFI AND THE FLOWERTOTS in Asia and the Middle East. Target reps the stop-motion series from Chapman Ent., which continues to impress buyers across the globe, taking root in 42 territories that have picked up the rights to the TV series since its launch at MIPCOM 2004.
Oriental Trading Co. in China has picked up the TV rights to Fifi and will try to seed the series at 350 regional channels while Spacetoon is distributing the series across the Middle East and Indonesia.
Chapman Ent.s 52x10 stop-frame animated series, FIFI AND THE FLOWERTOTS, has been airing on Fives Milkshake slot since May 2, five days a week and launched on Nick Jr. May 30. Fifi is a mischievous and inquisitive young Forget-Me-Not who enjoys adventures with her Flowertot friends in their Flowertot garden.
Target represents Chapman Ent.s international TV rights (excluding the U.S., U.K. and Canada) to the new property as well as the majority of Chapmans licensing rights to Fifi throughout the world, excluding North America.
FIFI will bloom on the ABC Australia airwaves this fall along with France 5, MNET-K-TV & GO South Africa and New Zealand. Target has also secured broadcast rights with SVT Sweden, NRK Norway, YLE Finland, IBC Iceland, RTV Slovenia and Hop! Channel in Israel. The licensing campaign is due to launch in the U.K. in July for FIFI AND THE FLOWERTOTS.
Chapman Ent. is the producer of and holds all global rights for FIFI AND THE FLOWERTOTS while Vivid Imaginations holds the U.K. master toy license and global master toy manufacturing license.
Target (www.target-entertainment.com) has rapidly established itself as one of the leading independent rights management companies with an eclectic and successful portfolio of high quality popular light entertainment, drama, formats and childrens programming. During the last year, Target has expanded its core distribution business into new areas, including the launch of a dedicated production arm and a rapidly expanding licensing division. The London-based company also has a New York City office.