Press release from CAKE:
Leading kids’ entertainment specialist, CAKE has agreed a deal with Chapman Entertainment to distribute the company’s entire catalogue of shows for the World excluding North America and the UK. The agreement sees programmes such as Raa Raa the Noisy Lion, Little Charley Bear, Fifi and the Flowertots and Roary the Racing Car added to CAKE’s portfolio.
A big hit on CBeebies since its launch in 2011, Raa Raa the Noisy Lion (52x10’) is an animated pre-school series about a very noisy yet very loveable lion who lives the Jingly Jangly Jungle. Being a little lion, Raa Raa sometimes forgets his words but always manages a roar With the help of audience, Raa Raa and his friends solve noisy mysteries, go on adventures and have lots of fun while mastering language and communication skills.
Little Charley Bear (52x7’) is an enchanting CGI series about an imaginative and playful bear called Charley which was launched on CBeebies in 2011. Under the watchful eye of his friend, the Narrator, this adorable little bear uses his imagination to play and go on adventures where he discovers new things about himself and the world around him.
These two new shows combine with Chapman’s evergreen properties Fifi and the Flowertots and Roary the Racing Car. Fifi has achieved uninterrupted broadcast on Five Milkshake since its launch in 2005 and has now played to over 9.2 million viewers in the UK as well as selling right across the globe. Roary the Racing Car continues to grow in popularity with 3.1million more viewers watching the show in the UK in 2011 compared to 2009 and like Fifi is a huge hit internationally and in the United States.
Ed Galton, CCO and MD, CAKE said: “We have admired the productions of Chapman Entertainment from a distance for many years. Being given the opportunity to work with this wonderful library is an incredible opportunity and a very natural fit with the rest of the CAKE catalogue.”
Andrew Haydon, Director, Chapman Entertainment added: “CAKE’s experience in the family entertainment sector made them the obvious choice for us when selecting a distributor for these programs as they share our passion and enthusiasm for children’s entertainment. The shows have enjoyed great success already and we look forward to working with CAKE to build on this as they take them to market.”
CAKE will be distributing the titles at this year’s MIPTV festival at their new stand R30.18. Other titles in the company’s catalogue include Fleabag Monkeyface, Let’s Go Pocoyo, Plankton Invasion and Total Drama: Revenge of the Island.