Big Picture Ent. has acquired home entertainment rights to the award-winning CG-animated preschool series Pocoyo for Spain. Co-produced by Zinkia Ent. and Granada International, in association with Granada Kids and Cosgrove Hall, the popular show recently won the BAFTA award for Best Preschool Animation and took Best TV Production at the 2006 Annecy Int’l Festival of Animation.
Big Picture, which manages home entertainment rights for a number of prestigious brands including Cookie Jar’s highly successful TV series Caillou, says it is committed to making Pocoyo one of Spain’s hottest preschool DVD properties of 2007. The first disc release is scheduled for the spring of 2007.
The title character in Pocoyo is a child with an insatiable curiosity who lives in a world of limitless opportunities. The show’s cast of other colourful characters promote creativity, self-awareness and self-confidence by helping children learn through laughter. Written by Andy Yerkes (Bear In The Big Blue House), and featuring English narration by actor Stephen Fry (Gosford Park, Thunderpants), the series employs 3D animation to create a tactile world that kids find inviting. Currently in its second season, the series airs on Spain’s TVE La 2 and is seen in more than 100 countries worldwide.