Portfolio Entertainment departs MIPCOM with a new grip of international deals for kids’ animated comedy series Freaktown in its pocket. Aimed at kids 6-11, the 26 x 30 toon is produced by Portfolio and commissioned by TELETOON Canada.
Freaktown has been picked up by Sony Pictures Television for its UK channel, Kix; Denmark’s DR for DR ULTRA Channel; and Disney for its channels in India.
“Freaktown’s mix of everything sweet and cuddly with the gleefully gross and slimy continues to hook kids everywhere who love seeing these two worlds and their characters collide at every turn,” said Jonathan Abraham, Director of International Sales and Acquisitions, Portfolio Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to ink these new deals and bring this highly-entertaining series to new homes in the U.K., Denmark and India.”
Freaktown is the last place where it’s cool to be a ghoul. Mutants and misfits of all sorts are welcome to hang out and just be who they are: freaks. Best friends Ben Bones (a skeleton with soul) and Lenny (a mutant mantis) are living “la vida freaky” as they guard against a massive makeover of the cute and cuddly kind, courtesy of Princess Boo Boo, the spoiled brat ruler of Sweetlandia. Try as she might, Boo Boo and her right- hand bear, Lord Cuddles the Fluffy, simply can’t keep the lid on all Freaktown’s fun. You see, no one is going to sugar frost Freaktown on Ben Bones’ watch!
The series is a concept by Peter Ricq and Philippe Ivanusic who are also the creators of The League of Super Evil.