Entertainment Rights (ER) has signed a number of major television distribution deals for core brands in key territories around the globe. George of the Jungle, Casper’s Scare School and Finley the Fire Engine will all be introduced to new audiences across Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region.
The new George of the Jungle animated series enjoyed successful launches last year on Nickelodeon in the U.K, Cartoon Network in the U.S., France 3 and France 5 in France, Super RTL in Germany and Disney Channel Latin America. New deals have been struck with Nickelodeon in Spain, TV Globo in Brazil, Cadena Ecuatoriana in Ecuador, MBC in the Middle East, Alter Channel in Greece, TV4 in Sweden, Noga TV in Israel, Modern Times in Greece, Leader Music in Latin America, Mega in Chile and America TV in Peru.
Casper’s Scare School, a co-production with Moonscoop and DQ Ent., is a new series based on the classic Harveytoons kids’ property. The show, which finds Casper and his misfit friends pitted against a scare-hungry gang of ghouls, has generated a raft of new deals including sales to ZDF, KIKA and Cartoon Network in Germany, Cartoon Network in Asia Pacific, TSR in Switzerland, Luis Foes in Portugal, Cartoon Network in Latin America and HVN in Singapore. These deals complement existing pre-sales already secured with key broadcasters TF1 in France and Cartoon Network in the U.K.
The pre-school series Finley the Fire Engine premiered on CBeebies last summer and has found new homes in National Geographic in Latin America, Disney in Australia, ECTV in Ecuador, Telemundo in Puerto Rico, Luis Foes in Portugal and Spacetoon in Indonesia. Set in the vibrant world of Friendlyville, the CG series revolves around a bright red fire engine who, with the help of other loveable, everyday working vehicles, tackles such issues as sibling rivalry, the care of pets, safety during playtime and sports and the importance of physical fitness. The show is produced by RHI. ER acquired international rights in October 2006 and has since sold the series in more than 90 territories.