Now that The Magic Roundabout has been dusted off and re-launched, Peak Ent. Holdings plans to do the same with another vintage British kids series. The company has acquired exclusive worldwide rights to Maverick Ent.’s Muffin the Mule, a 60-year-old BBC show that will be introduced to a new generation as an animated preschool series.
“Within the last few years, the consolidation of the entertainment industry has created a ‘hunger’ for classic children’s programming," says Phil Ogden, managing director and co-founder of Peak. "Muffin the Mule epitomizes this category.”
Muffin the Mule has been commissioned by the BBC and is expected to launch on CBBC (Children’s BBC) in the fall of 2005.
Peak’s other properties include Monster Quest, The Wumblers, Little Big Feet, Countin’ Sheep, and Snailsbury’s Tails. For more information, go to www.peakentertainment.net