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Small Potatoes Launch On CBeebies, Unearths Deals In Far East

Little Airplane has announced that its newest property the short-form animation series ‘Small Potatoes’ will premiere in the UK on CBeebies on Monday 18th April.

Press Release from Little Airplane

London, Monday 18th April - Little Airplane has announced that its newest property the short-form animation series ‘Small Potatoes’ will premiere in the UK on CBeebies on Monday 18th April.

The series is continuing to prove its international appeal with news that Little Airplane has Imagination_D2.jpgsecured deals with JEI TV in South Korea and now TV in Hong Kong as a VOD service, bringing the total number of broadcasters who have acquired the show to twelve.

Following its launch on CBeebies the series is set to air on Disney Junior in the US later in the year.  With deals already agreed with Canal + and Piwi in France, Finland’s YLE, NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden, ABC TV in Australia and TVO and Knowledge in Canada the Potatoes will soon be popping up on television screens across the globe.

Ahead of its broadcast premiere the ‘Small Potatoes’ have been causing a sensation on Facebook with over 13,500 members from around the globe becoming fans of the show before an episode has even aired.

Josh Selig said: “The reaction to Small Potatoes from the public and international broadcasters has been incredible and we cannot wait to see what happens once the programme launches on CBeebies.”

‘Small Potatoes’ follows the adventures of a band of four adorable singing potatoes. The Small Potatoes are made up of Ruby, who loves dressing up in pretty clothes and being the centre of attention; Nate, the coolest member of the band who can play any instrument going; Olaf the sensible one in the band who's always looking after the others; and finally Chip, the quirky potato with a very unique perspective on the world.

Every episode contains a toe-tapping Small Potatoes music video and two short comedy sketches about everything from trains to space travel! This fab four’s songs range in styles from Motown to reggae and rock & roll to hip hop with each video having the look and feel of a different musical era that help teach young viewers about different musical styles. Composers on the series include the late Jerry Bock, Tony-Award winning composer of "Fiddler On The Roof."

About Little Airplane ProductionsFounded by Josh Selig in 1999, Little Airplane Productions created and produced “The Wonder Pets!” for Nick Jr. (winner of the 2009 Japan Prize for Best Television Series), “Oobi!” for NOGGIN and “3rd & Bird” for the BBC's CBeebies.  Additionally, Josh Selig was the Head Writer for “Little Bill” on Nick Jr.  He has received ten Emmy Awards for his writing on “Sesame Street” and was the Resident Producer of the historic Israeli/Palestinian “Sesame Street” co-production (winner of the 1998 Japan Prize).  Josh writes a weekly column for KidScreen Magazine called "Planet Preschool" which can be read at www.kidscreen.com.  Little Airplane has also launched the Little Light Foundation (www.littlelightfoundation.org).  The mission of the Little Light Foundation is to create programming that will help children around the world learn about conflict resolution and mutual respect.  For more information about Little Airplane Productions please visit www.littleairplane.com.

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