Vanessa Chapman, former controller of CiTV, has purchased Create TV & Film from Danish investment firm Kirkbi. Chapman will serve as managing director for the U.K. company, which produces the stop-motion preschool series, Little Robots, which airs on BBC worldwide.
Create TV & Film was founded in 2003 as the production arm of toy maker LEGO. The Miramax-distributed, direct-to-video Bionicle film series, the companys flagship franchise, is not included in the buyout.
Under Chapman Create TV & Film will be transformed into an all-new entity with plans to build on the success of Little Robots with new properties.