Following the delivery of the first episodes of the much-anticipated series The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue!, leading kids programming distributor and brand manager PGS Entertainment announced a raft of sales for the series in numerous territories across Europe, Canada and the Middle East. The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue! is produced by TAT Productions and Master Films, in partnership with France Télévisions, Super RTL and SeaWorld.
Broadcasters that have acquired The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue! (52 x 11’) include France3 Ludo in France, Super RTL in Germany, Rai Cinema in Italy, RTS in French-speaking Switzerland, VRT and RTBF in Belgium, Clan in Spain, Canal Panda in Portugal, Cartoon Network in Germany and Poland, MTV3 in Finland, SVT/Barnkanalen in Sweden, NRK in Norway, Pixel Channel in Ukraine, Noga in Israel, IRIB in Iran, Nickelodeon in India, Cartoon Network in Latin America, Télé-Québec in Canada and ABC in Australia. DVD strategy for the property is managed by NBC Universal in EMEA and by SF International iin Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland.
“We have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of enthusiasm and interest in The Jungle Bunch from all around the world,” said Philippe Soutter, president and co-founder, PGS Entertainment. “With the first episodes now available, broadcasters are really getting excited to premiere the series for their viewers. It’s been such a thrill to see this amazing franchise take off and we’re looking forward to exploring more opportunities in the months ahead.”
The Jungle Bunch is the winner of five international kids programming awards, and was nominated for the prestigious Kids Emmy Award. Most recently, PGS garnered the Prix Export Award by TV France International for the sales strength of the global franchise.
Based on the original movie, The Jungle Bunch: Back to the Ice Floe, the series, The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue!, features an enchanting and comedic array of animal characters, including Maurice, the penguin who thinks he’s a tiger; Miguel, the punchy gorilla; Fred, the warthog crooner; Junior, the tiger fish; and more.
PGS Entertainment also manages a global licensing program for The Jungle Bunch and holds all the distribution and licensing rights to the franchise.
Source: PGS Entertainment