Hoho Rights announces new international deals in the Middle East, Portugal, and Korea for the pre-school show Cloudbabies.
Hoho Rights announced a raft of new overseas sales for its flourishing pre-school property Cloudbabies which sees the 52 x 10’ CG animated series licensed to RTP in Portugal, JCC (Al Jazeera children) in the Middle East and Kenny & Co in Korea. The colourful characters who have wonderful adventures in the sky are set to make their debuts on the channels later in 2014.
The Cbeebies hit show is already broadcasting in a number of territories including: ABC TV in Australia, TVNZ in New Zealand, Hop! In Israel, S4C in Wales, TrueCorp in Thailand and PTS in Taiwan and is due to be launched on KiKA in Germany and TG4 in Ireland.
Cloudbabies is also flying high in Poland where it airs on the MiniMini channel, and a Covermount DVD deal has been agreed with MSZ Poland for a popular Children’s Magazine
“Cloudbabies expansion into the global market continues to gather pace and we’re delighted to announce these three prestigious deals and a covermount promotion which will see more and more children engaging with the show around the world.” says Danielle Davies, Hoho Entertainment’s Head of Sales and Acquisitions.
Created by BAFTA and International Emmy award winner Bridget Appleby, Cloudbabies made its colourful debut on CBeebies in the UK in 2012 and continues to rate very successfully on CBeebies, racking up millions of downloads on the BBC iPlayer. 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 Entertainment
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.