Iberian broadcasters RTVE and Canal Panda have picked up Platinum Film’s boys’ action series Matt Hatter Chronicles. Public broadcaster RTVE will debut the 26 x 30-minute CGI series on its Clan TV channel, while Canal Panda has struck a dual territory pay TV deal for Portugal and Spain for this spring.
The Iberian sales follow recent acquisitions of Matt Hatter by Canada’s Teletoon, Nickelodeon ANZ, Network Ten Australia, TVNZ New Zealand, RTE in Eire, SABC South Africa and JCC Middle East Region.
Meanwhile, Biplano, which represents such properties as SpongeBob, Star Wars and Hello Kitty, has taken on licensing management and promotional rights for the property in Spain and Portugal. Biplano will be responsible for securing licenses across multiple categories for rollouts in Spain and Portugal in early 2014 and will support the product launch with a marketing campaign to give Matt Hatter a brand presence on-air, at retail and in the media next year.
The Iberian L&M program follows the U.K. 2013 roll out spearheaded by ITVS GE, which reps the brand across merchandising, publishing, promotional and home entertainment rights.
The series is produced by Platinum Films and Toronto-based Dream Mill and is animated by Arc Productions (Gnomeo and Juliet). Matt Hatter Chronicles follows the epic adventures of budding schoolboy hero Matt Hatter and combines CG animation, 3D digital content, classic storytelling and the ultimate gadgetry to appeal to tech-savvy kids.