Discovery Kids Latin America has acquired broadcast rights to Cuppa Coffee Studios’ animated children’s series, Bruno and the Banana Bunch, which will join the channel’s lineup later this year. The deal falls on the heels of a recent sale to CBC in Canada, where the show debuted this week.
“We are very excited by this news,’ comments Cuppa Coffee creative head Adam Shaheen. ‘Discovery Kids has a great presence in Latin America and have like others, recognized that this show has it all’great writing, great design and a purposeful curriculum to it.”
Currently consisting of 26 11-minute episodes, Bruno and the Banana Bunch is based on the 50 one-minute interstitials that Shaheen developed 2 years ago and sold worldwide to Nickelodeon. The series is animated in Flash and follows Bruno and his friends around Banana Land on adventures with a numerical component, hence the tag line “Friends you can count on.”
The show has also been sold to Portugal and the Middle East. Paris-based distributor AWOL Animation will handle sales at MIPTV this month in Cannes, France. Charlie Day at the Sharpe Co. represents the property for M and L internationally. More information on the series can be found at www.bruno.tv.