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Jetpack Nabs Global Rights to ‘Alice’s Diary’ and ‘Wussywat the Clumsy Cat’

2D animated preschool series follow an imaginative young girl whose beautifully illustrated diary comes to life through animation, and the slapstick antics of a curious, clumsy kitty.

Kids content distributor, Jetpack Distribution, has announced the acquisition of world-wide rights for the 2D animated preschool shows Alice’s Diary and Wussywat the Clumsy Cat. The former is a co-production between Portugal-based Sardinha Em Lata, Spain’s Alice AIE and Brazil’s Geppetto Films, and the latter is a co-production between BAFTA award-winning combination Baby Cow Animation, Bigfatstudio and Smiley Guy Studios, Toronto.

Alice’s Diary (52 x 4’) follows a little girl, Alice, an adorable, quirky, and highly imaginative 6-year-old. It offers magical insight into her thoughts as she invites viewers into her beautifully illustrated diary. Alice’s wonder, inquisitiveness and unique view of the world are shared with audiences through her off-beat, funny and engaging conversations with her Mum Ana. As Alice talks, she draws, and her pictures come to life through animation.

Currently in production, the series targets upper pre-school boys and girls. It is set to air on Portuguese public service broadcaster, Radio e Televisão Portuguesa (RTP), Spain’s national broadcaster RTVE and Disney Junior in Latin America.

“Alice’s unconventional and off the wall understanding of the world around her is delightfully relatable for children everywhere,” shared Jetpack Distribution CEO, Dominic Gardiner. “This show is a funny, warm, and unique addition to our catalogue. The curiosity in Alice is both amusing and engaging for kids and parents.”

The popular Wussywat the Clumsy Cat (52 x 5’) animated series was originally commissioned by CBeebies and has aired in multiple territories on broadcasters including CBeebies, JIMJAM, WeKids, SVT, Mediacorp and RTVE. The show targets viewers ages two-four.

Narrated by broadcaster, Liza Tarbuck, the Wussywat the Clumsy Cat is set in ‘The Garden’ and follows the slapstick antics of a curious, clumsy cat always on the lookout for fun new things to learn. Wussywat’s friends, Duckadile, Oggy, Ird and Ortus, gently steer him towards each new clumsy discovery, instilling the values of friendship and teamwork.

“With a proven track record, Wussywat is a cherished and established show that we are equally as happy to bring to new audiences,” added Gardiner. “The feline hero’s clumsiness is loveable and funny, and the show expresses some great values. We’re excited to present both to buyers at MIPTV.”

“We are very excited to be working with the Kidscreen’s number one distribution team at Jetpack and are really looking forward to seeing Wussywat finding more fans in new territories!’ noted series creator Simon Quinn.

Source: Jetpack Distribution

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.