Press Release from Imira Entertainment
Barcelona, 10 November 2011: Imira Entertainment, Spain’s leading production and distribution company specialising in youth programming, has signed Latin American and Iberian sales for timeless animated series The Smurfs (256x26’) from distributor IMPS, including a deal with Cartoon Network in Spain which has acquired 104 episodes of the series for Free and Pay TV.
Further free TV deals have been signed with UCV Televisión in Chile (78 eps.), Televisora de Costa Rica (120 eps.), and Ecuador’s RTV (163 eps.), while in Portugal pay TV channel SIC has acquired 26 episodes. Imira represents rights in Iberia and Latin America (with the exception of Mexico and Brazil) to the classic much-loved show featuring the popular and distinctive blue characters.
Far, very far from here, in a little village full of mushroom – shaped houses live the Smurfs. These little characters have the most exciting adventures even though they are three apples high, have blue skin, dress in white trousers and a cap and are one hundred years old!
Christophe Goldberger, Head of Distribution and Marketing at Imira Entertainment said: “Everyone’s favourite blue characters are heading to new Spanish-speaking markets and we are sure that it will be a welcome addition to television screens in Spain, Latin America and Portugal. It’s a classic property whose popularity shows no signs of slowing down – much like the Smurfs themselves!”
Barcelona, Madrid and Vitoria based Imira Entertainment www.imiraentertainment.com is a producer and distributor of top quality youth programs. It creates innovative content for kids with strong editorial lines, and a universal appeal. Its productions incorporate the latest technologies as properties are developed for cross media exploitation (TV, video, licensing, merchandising, mobile phones and publishing). Imira Entertainment distributes a catalogue of over 4,000 half hours of premium kids programs, including animated feature films.