The popular preschool animated comedy-adventure series is a spinoff of the animated movie ‘Snowtime;’ the show encourages kids to use their imaginations to create their own games of make-believe in the outdoor world.
Sales and distribution company Pink Parrot Media has secured a broadcast deal with European media and entertainment company Sky for the CG animated comedy-adventure series Snowsnaps (26 x 11 min). The deal brings the series to young audiences in the UK for the first time. It premiered on Sky Kids and NOW TV on January 15, bolstering Sky’s family programming. This comes on the heels of the series’ US launch on Disney Jr. in November, a broadcast deal also secured by Pink Parrot Media.
The preschool series, a spinoff of the animated film Snowtime, features the adorable first grade best friends Violet and Tomas often joined by Sami and Kiki, who love to play outside and invent wildly funny and silly games in the snow. Their made-up-as they-go games are inventive and playful, full of twists and surprises. The series is created by Marie-Claude Beauchamp and produced by Montreal-based Carpediem Film & TV in collaboration with animation studio Singing Frog.
“We’ve developed this series to encourage young children to use their wonderful imaginations to create their own new games while inspiring them to discover their particular make-believe outdoor worlds,” noted Beauchamp. “We are so excited to have Sky as our UK partner and to have this opportunity to bring these adored characters to homes across the UK for families to enjoy and experience. As we are all faced with staying at home, we hope that our Snowsnaps brings some joy and fun relief during these difficult times!”
Additional broadcast partners for the series include: Canal + (France); YLE (Finland); E-Junior (UAE); Minika (Turkey); RTV Slovenia; and S3 (Spain). KIKA (Germany) and ERR (Estonia) also released additional runs as part of their 2020 winter programming.
Snowsnaps is a Canadian production, produced in Montreal and with a voice cast assemble of young Canadian voice actor talents. Carpediem joined forces with music publishing company Blu Dog Media to create the original soundtrack of six musical compositions from Canada’s popular emerging group, Cool Kids (NCK), whose songs are presented in every episode.
The series’ website features a string of unique Snowsnaps 360-degree virtual clips. The clips provide new and immersive experiences combining physical fun with digital adventures; kids can steer through their own stories sharable with their family. The series is supported by eight newly published books (Canada) of the same name which are available for worldwide licensing.
Source: Pink Parrot Media