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New Deals Signed For Preschool Piggy Pals

National Geographic Television International finalized a raft of key new sales for its preschool animated series TOOT & PUDDLE (52 x 11), launched at MIPCOM in 2008.

Recent deals have been finalised with France 5, Cartoon Network Spain, SVT Sweden, TVB Hong Kong, RUV Iceland and Egyptian TV. These new sales join those made previously, which include Nickelodeon in the U.K., Germany, Australia and New Zealand, YLE Finland and TV2 Norway.

This series was the highest-ever rated series premiere on Noggin in the U.S. in November last year, and is a top-rated show on commissioning broadcaster, Treehouse TV in Canada, as well as Nickelodeon Australia and Nickelodeon Germany.

TOOT & PUDDLE follows the escapades of two very different best buddies who share a love of adventure. Toot is a young pig-on-the-go, a globe-trotting adventurer. He loves to explore and is constantly on the lookout for any new challenge or untried experience. Puddle is the backyard explorer who, although loves to travel, takes even greater pleasure in finding excitement closer to home. The show is designed to encourage exploration and adventure, both at home and afar, by piquing kids' natural curiosity about the world around them. Locations visited include Paris, Tibet, India and Tokyo... but they are equally happy playing in the mud back home in Pocket Hollow.

TOOT & PUDDLE is produced by Canada's Mercury Filmworks, in association with National Geographic Kids Entertainment.