The new series will comprise 40 x 7 episodes, bringing the total number of “Sarah & Duck” episodes to 120 and guaranteeing the brand’s onscreen presence with new content on both CBeebies U.K. and CBeebies international channels until at least 2018.
BBC Worldwide has also secured a continued licensing and merchandising agreement in the U.K. for “Sarah & Duck” from Karrot Entertainment. The merchandise line that features plush toys from Posh Paws, encourages young children to recreate "Sarah & Duck’s" adventures at home.
Following the early success of the first three picture books, two more books from Puffin along with a Christmas-themed DVD of the pair will be released later this year.
special magazine from Immediate Media is also planned, as well as a planner from Carousel Calendars.
“‘Sarah & Duck’ embodies everything that we are passionate about for our CBeebies global audiences: it is stimulating, entertaining and has proven very popular internationally, stretching minds and imaginations of preschoolers all over the world,” says Henrietta Hurford-Jones, director, children’s, BBC Worldwide. “We are thrilled to be offering fans more of what they love with brand new episodes, magazines, toys and licensed products.”
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