The Koala Brothers will soon be chewing up the scenery in France, Poland, New Zealand and Quebec. U.K.-based rights holder Spellbound Ent. has sold the stop-motion animated preschool property to broadcasters in those territories, adding to a string of recent international pick-ups.
In addition to TV12 in Singapore, HOP! in Israel, RTE in Ireland and S4C in Wales, The Koala Brothers will be shown on kids channel TiJi in France, TVP in Poland, TV3 in New Zealand and Tele-Quebec in Canada next year. The show launched earlier this month on BBC pre-school channel CBeebies in the U.K., and launches in Australia on the ABC this Autumn. It will also show up on SuperRTL in Germany, Disney Channel in the US and TV Ontario in Canada.
The new deals follow last month’s announcement that Spellbound entered into a Koala Brothers publishing agreement with Random House Children’s Books.
Produced by Famous Flying Films for Spellbound, The Koala Brothers follows the adventures of Frank and Buster, two koalas on a mission to help others in need in the Australian outback. The series of 52 10-minute episodes are currently in production in the U.K. and will also be available as 26 half hours.