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‘Freaktown’ Takes Off with International Sales

Portfolio Entertainment  signs its first set of international sales deals for new animated series with Cartoon Network in Asia Pacific, Turner’s Kids Networks in EMEA, The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia and ABC Australia.

Toronto, Canada -- Portfolio Entertainment has signed its first set of international sales deals for the highly anticipated series Freaktown with leading kids’ networks, Cartoon Network in Asia Pacific, Turner’s Kids Networks in EMEA, The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia and ABC Australia.

Freaktown is the first series to be wholly created and produced inside Portfolio’s new animation studio. The series was commissioned by TELETOON Canada and will debut in 2016. The series will premiere on Cartoon Network in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand.

Turner France has taken the series for Boing in France and in its French speaking territories in Europe and Africa. It has also been sold to The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia and ABC Australia.

“While still in production, Freaktown has grabbed the attention of buyers globally and we are thrilled to land international deals with world renowned broadcasters right out of the gate,” said Joy Rosen, CEO and Co-Founder of Portfolio Entertainment. “This series is crammed with laugh out loud moments and unpredictable twists that will perfectly complement the highly entertaining programming available on these major kids’ networks.”

Freaktown, an animated series targeting kids 6-11, follows the adventures of skeleton Ben Bones and his freaky friends as they protect their town from takeover by Princess Boo Boo the Bouncy of Sweetlandia.

Freaktown is the last place where it’s cool to be a ghoul. Mutants and misfits of all sorts are welcome to hang out and just be who they are, freaks. Best friends Ben Bones, a skeleton with soul, and Lenny, a mutant mantis, are living “la vida freaky” as they guard against a massive makeover of the cute and cuddly kind, courtesy of Princess Boo Boo, the spoiled brat ruler of Sweetlandia. Try as she might, Boo Boo and her righthand bear, Lord Cuddles the Fluffy, simply can’t keep the lid on all Freaktown's fun.  You see, no one is going to sugar frost Freaktown on Ben Bones' watch! The series is a concept by Peter Ricq and Philippe Ivanusic who are also the creators of The League of Super Evil.

Source: Portfolio Entertainment

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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.

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