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CAKE Strikes Worldwide Distribution Deal with Animation Collective

New York studio’s library contains several hundred digitally remastered episodes of shows like ‘Kappa Mikey’ and ‘Thumb Wrestling Federation.’  

LONDON -- Leading kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE has signed a deal for the worldwide distribution rights to the Animation Collective library. Founded in 2003, Animation Collective soon became one of the largest independent animation studios in New York, specializing in creating characters, telling stories and producing content across multiple platforms. Consisting of cult classics and fan favorites with original humor and dynamic design, the library of several hundred episodes has been digitally remastered.

With a successful track record, the studio produced many hit shows, including the Emmy-nominated Kappa Mikey (52 x 22’) about a struggling actor who becomes Japan’s biggest anime star. Nickelodeon’s first global acquisition, Kappa Mikey became the network’s highest rated show when it premiered in the U.S. on Nicktoons.

Additional titles include Three Delivery (26 x 22’), another top-rated Nicktoons Network classic; five seasons of Thumb Wrestling Federation for Cartoon Network U.S. and CBBC U.K., where it was the highest rated kids show; and the critically acclaimed preschool series Ellen’s Acres (52 x 11’) for Cartoon Network worldwide.

Ed Galton, CCO & managing director at CAKE said, “The Animation Collective library is a great addition to CAKE’s catalogue. With prolific characters and original story-telling, these dynamic properties will appeal to a new generation of kids and tweens as well as original fans and anime lovers and we are looking forward to re-introducing the library to a worldwide audience.”

Larry Schwarz, CEO, Animation Collective, said, “We’re so excited to be partnering with CAKE to bring the work we’ve done back to viewers and we look forward to being able to continue telling these stories and developing our characters through brand new episodes and seasons.”

Source: CAKE