Britain is the latest destination for Franny’s Feet as the internationally successful animated children’s series gets sold to Disney Channel in the U.K. Produced by DECODE Ent., a subsidiary of DHX Media Ltd., the series was commissioned by Canada’s Family Channel and the U.K.’s Five, where it airs as part of the channel’s Milkshake preschool block. In the U.S., it airs on PBS member stations and can be seen in more than 150 countries worldwide.
Franny’s Feet follows the adventures of a little girl with magical shoes that take her around the world to learn how people live and work. For instance, a pair of sandals allow her to meet an Egyptian Princess, and hiking boots transport her her to the mountains of Tibet, where she learns about Yak herding.
DECODE signed a U.K. apparel deal for the series this month with Cooneen, brokered through U.K. agent Rocket Licensing. The licensing program also includes recent deals with Allumination Filmworks for U.S. home entertainment, Disguise Inc. for U.S. Halloween costumes, and Cadaco for arts activity products. Playskool holds the worldwide master toy and game license and Penguin Group USA recently launched storybooks, readers, stickerbooks, a series of novelty books last month. Sımon & Schuster will begin releasing color and activity books and kits later this year.