Megamax Picks Up Platinum’s Matt Hatter: Chello Central Europe has lined up Platinum Film’s boys’ action-adventure series Matt Hatter Chronicles for its pan-regional kids’ channel Megamax this Autumn. Seasons 1 and 2 of the international hit CG animated series will premiere this November in a primetime slot on the boy-skewed channel which targets 7 to 14 year olds. The multi-territory deal will see Matt Hatter Chronicles broadcast across Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic and Slovakia and further bolsters the profile of the property in Central Europe.
Elias Sails to Henson’s HIP: Elias, the little rescue boat has been picked up by as HIP (Henson Independent Properties), The Jim Henson Company’s third party media distribution and licensing banner. The company has recently acquired the series Elias: Rescue Team Adventures and global consumer products rights to the Elias property from Animando in Norway. HIP will debut 52 x 11 minute episodes of the CGI-animated preschool series, Elias: Rescue Team Adventures, currently in production at Caoz Animation in Iceland, at MIP Jr. 2013. This all-new series is a follow-up to the successful original series and movies. HIP’s consumer products team will unveil the property to the international licensing community at Brand Licensing Expo in London in October.