DreamWorks Animation acquired the library of Chapman Entertainment, including well-known preschooler properties Fifi and the Flowertots, Roary the Racing Car, Raa Raa the Noisy Lion and Little Charley Bear.
DreamWorks Animation’s TV distribution operation in the United Kingdom will distribute the Chapman titles.
Chapman was formed in 2002 by Keith Chapman, the creator of the hit preschool series Bob the Builder, and quickly established itself as an award-winning creator of high-quality entertainment for preschool children.
“We’re pleased to bring such original and imaginative programming into the DreamWorks Animation fold,” said Eric Ellenbogen, co-head of DreamWorks Animation International TV and DreamWorks Classics. “The Chapman acquisition reaffirms our commitment to U.K.-based productions of distinction and we look forward to delivering brand new TV adventures from these popular series.”
The deal bolsters DreamWorks Animation’s brand family, which last year acquired the library of Classic Media.