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BES Animation To Produce Second Season of ‘Kitty is Not a Cat’

Jetpack Distribution to unveil new season of 2D-animated hit children’s show at MIP Junior.

LONDON & MELBOURNE -- BES Animation, the award-winning animation studio based in Melbourne, Australia, has been greenlit on a second series of their hit children’s show Kitty is Not a Cat.

A second season of the 52-episode, 11-minute second series has been commissioned by the Australian national broadcaster Network Seven, where the show was first launched in May 2018 before being sold into 65 territories and translated into 25 languages worldwide.

BES Animation, the creators and producers behind the hit animated kid’s property, will unveil the new series at this year’s MIP Junior in France. Jetpack Distribution has been appointed as the global broadcast distribution partner, alongside UniCreative who will manage distribution in China.

Kitty is Not a Cat is an animated comedy aimed at six to 10-year-olds and follows the adventures of Kitty, a young girl who has decided it would be a lot more fun to live life as a cat than an actual person. Kitty’s housemates, who happen to be real cats, do their utmost to convince Kitty that while they don’t really understand human behavior Kitty needs to start behaving like one. They soon discover no amount of misguided advice on their part will sway this very determined little girl.

“We are thrilled to be announcing a second series of Kitty is Not a Cat,” said BES Animation founder and director Bruce Kane. “We are proud to be working with best in class partners -- Network Seven, Jetpack Distribution and UniCreative -- to deliver a series of the highest quality whilst equally growing and building our distribution around the world. Series two of Kitty is Not a Cat sets the stage to build the show into its next stage of development – a Consumer Products and Licensing program.”

Kitty Is Not a Cat is truly wonderful family entertainment that is proving to resonate with a world-wide audience,” added Network Seven executive producer Niki Hamilton. “Seven believes Kitty has remarkable potential to be a successful children’s property and will continue to support BES Entertainment to produce an enduring brand.”

Series 2 of Kitty is Not a Cat is set for delivery in mid-2020.

Source: BES Animation