April 6, 2018
In Chile, Imira Entertainment has sold
Magic Beyond Words
(1 x 90), a one-off biopic looking at the life of
author J.K. Rowling, to ChileVision. Season two of the eco-conscious series "Yoohoo & Friends" (52 x 12) has been scooped up by Cartoon Network Latin America, while the first season of the show will air in Mexico through a deal with Canal Once. Chilean broadcaster UCV TV has also renewed its rights for the classic animated series "The Smurfs" (26 x 30), while Novasur has picked up the health-centered preschool series "Vitaminix" (104 x 2).
"Horatio & The Plasticines" (52 x 7), a stop-motion animation in which Horatio and his band of colorful friends learn about the world through song, has sold to the U.S. Hispanic network HITN, to Mexico’s Canal Once, Señal Colombia and to Ecuador TV.
The happy-go-lucky island
Additionally, for the first time ever, Imira Entertainment will also represent a range of its parent company Toonz Entertainment’s properties at NATPE. These include:
- "Rat-a-tat" (156 x 7), a fraught stand-off between household pets and a group of mice vying for territory,
- "HTDT" (52 x 11), a futuristic re-imagining of nursery rhyme character Humpty Dumpty that is currently in production,
- The J.K. Rowling biopic Magic Beyond Words (1 x 90), and
- Animated comedy "Purple Devil" (26 x 2).
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