London house Spellbound Entertainment has signed a new broadcast deal with ABC TV Australia for its winning pre-school series, The Koala Brothers. ABC has has acquired the right to screen all 78 x 10 minute episodes of series plus the 46 minute Christmas special, The Koala Brothers Outback Christmas. The deal follows a new six-year commitment from CBeebies in the UK to air the series.
The Koala Brothers was created by Australian born animation producer/director, David Johnson. The charming stop-motion show, which is narrated by Jonathan ‘Jono’ Coleman, began airing on the ABC in September 2004 and is regularly a top rating series on ABC4Kids.
“We are thrilled to have secured a further term for The Koala Brothers with the ABC,” says Peter Curtis, managing director of Spellbound Ent. “ABC4Kids is the perfect home for The Koala Brothers and we hope that the series will continue to be a great success on the channel.”