International Platforms Place Preschool Show in 150+ Countries
(Paris, France – Dec 8, 2016) – Premium kids content distributor Federation Kids & Family and its sister production company Cottonwood Media are delighted to announce a raft of new presales for their animated preschool series The Ollie & Moon Show (52 x 11), pushing its global network to over 150 countries. The latest key broadcast partners to sign up include Discovery Kids (Middle East), IETV (Israel), VRT (Belgium), and Knowledge (Canada).
David Michel, Producer and Co-Founder of Federation Kids & Family and Cottonwood Media, commented, “We are extremely proud to have achieved so many, and such significant, pre-sales for a previously unknown TV property. Our ambition has been to create exclusively premium content; we hope that the scale of Ollie & Moon’s pre-sales is an indication that we have accomplished this goal.”
Sales were closed by Monica Levy, Senior Vice President, Co-Production and Sales, Federation Kids and Family, who added, “It has been extraordinary to see such universal, cross-cultural interest in a series. From France to the US, Latin America to the Middle East, Ollie & Moon’s curiosity, humor and sweetness clearly appeals to all kids, no matter where they come from.”
The Ollie & Moon Show will debut in 2017 on top kids broadcasters France Television (France), NBC Sprout (US) and global SVOD Platforms.
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 serendipity, the joys of unlikely friendships, and global citizenship. Kids are immersed in vivid adventures around the world – with all the fun that comes from discovering new food, language, cities, customs, and friends. Designed to show kids the world in a funny and engaging way, The Ollie & Moon Show is edutainment at its very best.
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, among others. 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.
The Ollie & Moon Show is produced by Cottonwood Media and distributed by sister company Federation Kids & Family.
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About Cottonwood Media
A subsidiary of Federation Entertainment, Cottonwood Media was created by David Michel, Zoé Carrera & Cécile Lauritano, Cottonwood Media creates, produces and invests in premium, talent-driven content with a focus on bringing together North American and European audiences, on both linear and non-linear platforms. In 2015 Cottonwood Media partnered with Federation Entertainment to form Federation Kids & Family, a global distribution division which distributes original content from both companies as well as third party acquisitions. With offices in Los Angeles and Paris, Cottonwood Media currently has four series and one feature film in development.
About Federation Kids & Family
Headed by co-founder David Michel, Federation Kids & Family is a global kids’ content producer and distributor, and a division of Federation Entertainment, a leading global media group specialising in high-end international programming. Federation Kids & Family distributes original content from Federation’s children’s production arm, Cottonwood Media such as animated preschool series The Ollie and Moon Show, Squish and upcoming teen drama Paris Opera, as well as premium third party programming.
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