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DHX Media Announces New International Deals for ‘Fangbone!’

DHX Television original kids’ series produced by Radical Sheep Productions headed to new international territories with nine new distribution deals.

HALIFAX, NS -- DHX Media has signed nine new distribution deals for the first 50-episode season of the 11-minute animated series, Fangbone!

Linear broadcasters newly signed included, ABC ME for Australia, CITV in the UK, Gulli & Canal J for France, Discovery in Italy, MBC3 for the Middle East, Ultra in the former Yugoslavia, Zoom in Israel, and Canal Panda for Portugal. In addition, a subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) deal with Netflix has been signed for second window streaming rights worldwide.

These licenses add to previously announced deals for the series with Disney XD channels in the U.S., Latin America, South East Asia and Taiwan.

Fangbone! is an original DHX Television commission, which airs on Family CHRGD, and is distributed worldwide by DHX Media.

 “We are always on the lookout for innovative, distinctive kids’ content with global appeal for our distribution slate,” said Josh Scherba, EVP Distribution and Content of DHX Media. “Fangbone! is a series that really catches the eye, which is clear from the scope of our streaming and broadcast deals. As well as consistently winning audiences on our own Family CHRGD channel, we expect the show to gain a strong following globally through the terrific outlets announced today.”

Aimed at 8 to 12-year-olds, comedy-adventure series Fangbone! is based on the books by New York Times bestselling author Michael Rex. Fangbone! is developed and produced by Radical Sheep Productions Inc. with Michael Rex. John Leitch and Michelle Melanson Cuperus of Radical Sheep serve as Executive Producers with Susie Grondin as Supervising Producer. Simon Racioppa and Richard Elliott also serve as Executive Producers and Showrunners.

Fangbone, a young barbarian from Skullbania, travels through a magical portal into the suburbs of our world with a most dangerous burden: To protect the blackened and slightly jam-smelling big toe of venomous Drool from being reunited with its master - the evilest sorcerer in all the planes of existence! Fangbone becomes best friends with Bill - a kid whose weirdness is his ultimate weapon - and who helps Fangbone survive in a world of spelling tests and waffles!

Together, Fangbone and Bill battle Drool’s monsterish creations and minions, along with fat fingered foot finders, independent magical contractors, and even the thieving Shadowsteppers - keeping the toe safe from any who would use its evil powers. It’s a tale of epic comedy, epic action and epic epicness.

Source: DHX Media

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.