Producer-distributor Kid Glove, lead by industry veteran Brenda Wooding, has sold broadcast rights for new animated series Oswaldo around the globe, to Cartoon Network in Italy, Israel, Turkey, the Middle East and Africa; and to Disney in Southeast Asia. Both networks will start airing the series in 2019.
Aimed at kids 6-11, Oswaldo (52 x 11’ – 13 episodes available) follows the misadventures of a young penguin who was adopted and raised by human parents, facing his biggest challenge – surviving school. Luckily, the quirky little guy can count on best friends Tobias and Leia to help him overcome strict art teachers, rabid packs of babies, role-playing games gone awry or the occasional rogue science fair project!
The series is the first original from creator Pedro Eboli (Cupcake and Dino: General Services, Monster Pack). The first 13 episodes premiered on Cartoon Network Brasil and TV Cultura last year, and ranked among the top five most-shows shows on CN Brasil for kids 4-11.
Oswaldo is a co-production between Birdo Studios (Brazil) and Symbiosys Entertainment (India). As was announced at MIP Junior, international rights are being managed by Jetpack Distribution in conjunction with Kid Glove.
“We are pleased to have CN and Disney on board in these key territories and are looking forward to Oswaldo landing on more broadcasters in the months to come!” said Brenda Wooding at Kid Glove.