DHX Media’s stop-motion preschool hit Rastamouse has snapped up a few more new homes for its second season. BBC Worldwide Channels has acquired the show for its feeds in Hispanic US, Latin America and Africa, while distributing agent White Fox has licensed the series for Greece and Cyprus, where it will air on ERT3.
Josh Scherba, SVP Distribution at DHX Media said: “Hot on the heels of its first anniversary Rastamouse has clocked up over 40 broadcast territories with further sales imminent. We also have a notable line up of UK licensing partners already on board. With a new series in production and more deals to follow, the property is set for another strong year.”
Based on the critically acclaimed books by Genevieve Webster and Michael De Souza, Rastamouse launched on CBeebies in January 2011. The series features Rastamouse, Scratchy and Zoomer of Da Easy Crew, the mystery-solving, reggae-playing band who always make a bad ting good and live by their motto “redemption, not retribution.”
The show is set for a second season on CBeebies after scoring high ratings on the channel and iPlayer and proving hugely popular with UK preschool audiences and their parents. The series, produced and animated in the UK by Three Stones Media, sees Rastamouse and his band Da Easy Crew return for a further 26×11’ episodes, bringing the total number available to 78×11’.
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