Press release from Little Airplane Productions:
NEW YORK, NY -- Little Airplane Productions has secured a trio of deals with prominent broadcasters for its short-form, animated series Small Potatoes. The popular spuds are due to appear on leading German kids’ channel KiKA, Rai in Italy and on TV Brasil. KiKA will air the series as 13 x 7’ and Rai and TV Brasil will air the series in its original form of 26 x 3’. Over 20 broadcasters, including CBeebies in the UK, Disney Junior in the US and the ABC Australia currently air the series.
Small Potatoes is also making a major impact online via its highly interactive Facebook page. The page has now received over one million ‘likes’ with fans from around the world queuing up to download music, watch videos, play games, and receive free customized potato avatars of their profile picture. As well as proving popular with parents of younger children, the Small Potatoes Facebook page has attracted legions of teen and college-aged fans.
A thousand of these lucky Facebook fans are set to see their potato avatars appear on screen as members of the cast in the upcoming animated Small Potatoes feature film, Meet the Small Potatoes, which recently wrapped production and stars the voice of legendary actor Malcolm McDowell as Lester Koop, the Small Potatoes' Manager.
Little Airplane’s President, Josh Selig said: "We are really pleased to add these three major international broadcasters to our ever-growing list of partners. And passing the 1,000,000 fan mark on Facebook is a very satisfying milestone indeed. The Small Potatoes are proving to be a huge hit on-air and on-line and we're deeply grateful to all of our fans and all of our international partners for helping to make this happen."
Small Potatoes follows the adventures of a band of four adorable singing potatoes. Every episode represents a different phase of the band's career, from their "roots" in Rock & Roll to their journey into Jazz, Reggae, Disco and Hip Hop. The series was created and directed by Josh Selig, Founder and President, Little Airplane Productions.