Magic Light Pictures has renewed a number of international agreements for its award winning animated films Room on the Broom (1x30), The Gruffalo (1x30), The Gruffalo’s Child (1x30) and its new production, Stick Man (1x30).
Magic Light has licensed the rights to Room on the Broom, The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child to Amazon Prime Video in the U.K., marking its move into the SVOD space. It has renewed its rights agreement with Disney Channel in Latin America to broadcast all three animated films. Sprout has renewed the rights to broadcast the films in the U.S., having first aired Room on the Broom as a seasonal property during Halloween last year. Noga Israel and EETI Estonia have also renewed their rights to broadcast the films in their respective territories.
The company has also signed additional international presales for Stick Man with DR Denmark and RTV Slovenia, ahead of its air date this Christmas on BBC1. It has already signed pre-sale agreements with ABC Australia, NRK Norway, RTE Ireland, RUV Iceland, France Television, SVT Sweden, VPRO Netherlands and ZDF Germany, and confirmed international DVD distributors Concorde Germany, eOne Benelux and Roadshow Australia.
The films, which are all based on children’s books written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, are currently available in 80 different territories across the U.K., the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Asia, Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East, Africa and Australia.