Paris, France – April 3, 2018
– Premium kids content distributor Federation Kids & Family and its sister production company Cottonwood Media are delighted to welcome another raft of broadcast and licensing partners across Europe for their animated preschool hit The Ollie & Moon Show (104 x 11).
The latest channels to snap up Seasons 1 and 2 of the series are: K2 (Italy), RTP (Portugal), ERRTV (Estonia), and LTV (Latvia), while Discovery Latin America has added Season 2 to its schedule. The show has been widely sold to broadcasters worldwide, including NBC Sprout (USA), Netflix (US, Canada), France Télévisions (France), Uyoung (China), TVO, TFO and Knowledge (Canada), Discovery (Middle East), and VRT (Belgium), among many others.
On the licensing front Planeta Junior will represent the licensing rights to the show in France, where it launched on France Télévisions in 2017. Planeta Junior join other prestigious licensing partners representing the property in the key markets of China (UYoung) and the US (Spotlight Licensing). Spotlight has already brought on a number of licensees in the US, where it earned the coveted Common Sense Media Seal, following its global debut on Sprout with excellent ratings.
Ignacio Segura, Managing Director of Planeta Junior, says “We are delighted to represent Ollie & Moon for Licensing and Merchandising in France. This is another step to the close relation Planeta Junior is building with Cottonwood and we are proud they trust us to build a licensing program based on quality and imagination, key values of the Ollie & Moon TV series.”
Monica Levy, Vice President of International Sales, Federation Kids and Family, added, “The Ollie & Moon Show is a fabulous, universally appealing series that is obviously taking the world by storm. We are also extremely pleased to see its success on TV turn into great licensing partnerships with expert companies such as Planeta Junior, Spotlight and UYoung.”
The Ollie & Moon Show (52 x 11) is an animated, upper-preschool, television series celebrating unusual friendships, curiosity, and appreciating the differences in all of us. The series stars two cute and kooky cats – the carefree, adventurous, and happy-go-lucky moon along with the practical, straight-laced, by-the-book Ollie – who have a knack for spinning everyday preschool life into zany globetrotting adventures.
The television series is based on the best-selling Ollie & Moon books created by author and illustrator Diane Kredensor. Kredensor, who serves as creative producer for The Ollie & Moon Show, is an Emmy Award-winning artist, director and producer whose credits include “Pinky and the Brain” and “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” among others. The show was developed in collaboration with Kredensor by Robert Vargas (Wonderpets, Henry Hugglemonster), and David Michel (Totally Spies!, Get Blake).
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. With offices in Los Angeles and Paris, the company 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. Cottonwood Media‘s widely sold shows include: animated preschool hit The Ollie & Moon Show, sold in 150 countries and recipient of the coveted Common Sense Media Seal; premium live action ballet series Find me in Paris, co-produced with ZDF and ZDF Enterprises; and Squish, an animated comedy for 6-11 year-olds based on the NYT Best-Selling books by Jennifer and Matthew Holm, among others. Cottonwood Media is the production arm of Federation Kids & Family, the global family distribution division of Federation Entertainment which distributes original content from both companies as well as third party acquisitions.
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 specializing 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, animated comedy Squish for 6-10 year olds, daily teen dramas Find me in Paris and Love, Divina, as well as premium third party programming.
About Planeta Junior
Planeta Junior, a company within the Grupo Planeta / De Agostini group, is one of Europe’s leading companies providing entertainment for pre-school, children and family audiences. It focuses on producing and distributing animated series and the rights derived from these IP’s. The company has offices in Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Eastern Europe. In January 2016, Planeta Junior joined forces with German company m4e in an alliance focused on co-production, distribution and consumer products, to strengthen business in Northern and Central Europe. Since February 2014, the company has also managed TV rights, licensing & merchandising and promotions for DreamWorks Animation. Planeta Junior continues to invest in its own productions, this year featuring series like Gormiti, Pio Rocks!, Beatrix Girls, Mutant Busters, and Maya the Bee among others.
Federation Kids & Family
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