Koala Brothers Under Big Tent Ent.

Following news of a European toy license deal with Hasbro, London-based Spellbound Ent. has licensed its stop-motion pre-school series The Koala Brothers to Big Tent Ent. for U.S. marketing in categories including toys, publishing and interactive.

From the exec producer of Bob the Builder, The Koala Brothers follows two brothers who make a habit of helping people in the Australian Outback. The licensing launch coincides with the series’ upcoming television debut on Disney Channel, where it will air next season during the learning-based programming block Playhouse Disney.

In addition to the newly inked deal with Disney Channel for The Koala Brothers in the U.S., the series has received commitments from international broadcasters, including the BBC in the U.K., TV Ontario in Canada and Super RTL in Germany.