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Italy’s Super! and YLE Finland Pick Up ‘The Ollie & Moon Show’

French animated kids series now reaches over 150 countries.

Paris-based kids content producer and distributor Federation Kids & Family and sister production company Cottonwood Media announced that they have sold The Ollie & Moon Show (52 x 11) to Super! (Italy) and YLE (Finland). The latest deals add another key European market and a first Nordic terrestrial broadcaster to the show’s global network of 150+ countries already on board.

Previous key sales include France Télévisions (France), NBC Sprout (USA), TVO (Canada), Discovery (LatAm), D-Kids (MENA), Knowledge (Canada), VRT (Belgium) and IETV (Israel).

“We are delighted to have new channels continually joining our global network of partners. These new acquisitions - in two such diverse territories as Finland and Italy - just go to show that good storytelling and magnetic characters are truly universal,” says  Federation Kids & Family senior vice president, co-production and sales, Monica Levy. “We are so pleased that Ollie & Moon continue to prove this point!”

“In very little time, we have been fortunate to secure broadcast for The Ollie & Moon Show in well over 150 territories, across a varied array of markets and platforms,” says David Michel, producer and co-founder of Federation Kids & Family and Cottonwood Media. “This enthusiastic reception of the series, which follows its huge publishing success, lays the groundwork for our long-term licensing strategy.”

Produced by Cottonwood Media, The Ollie & Moon Show features a couple of curious, globe-trotting cats who drag their upper-preschool audience with them on their travels around the world introducing them to the joys of unlikely friendships and global citizenship.  Kids join them on their vivid adventures around the world – enjoying the fun that comes from discovering new food, language, cities, customs and friends.

Using a unique mix of animation (cats) and live action (backgrounds) The Ollie & Moon Show is based on the best-selling book series created by author and illustrator Diane Kredensor. Kredensor is an Emmy Award-winning artist, director and producer whose credits include Pinky and the Brain, Clifford the Big Red Dog and Word World. The series was developed in collaboration with Kredensor by Robert Vargas (Word World, Wonderpets, Zack & Quack and Henry Hugglemonster) and David Michel (Totally Spies!, Get Blake and Rekkit Rabbit). Kredensor also serves as creative producer. Delivery is planned for a 2017.

Source: Cottonwood Media