'Q Pootle 5' Gets German Agent

Snapper Productions has tapped WDR Media Group to act as "Q Pootle 5's" licensing agent in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

April 6, 2018

WDR Media Group to represent the TV series in G/A/S.

Following the TV launch of the preschool "Q Pootle 5" in Germany, Snapper Productions has tapped WDR Media Group to act as the brand’s licensing and merchandising agent in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

"Q Pootle 5" is based on the best-selling books by children’s author and illustrator Nick Butterworth and follows the adventures of a friendly alien and his friends as they tackle the everyday problems of the final frontier. The series, which is produced by Snapper Productions, animated by Blue Zoo and distributed internationally by ZDF Enterprises, airs in Germany on KiKA.

“Q Pootle 5 launched in Germany with incredible viewing figures and quickly established itself as one of the highest-rated children’s shows across all networks," says Ben Butterworth, writer and producer, Snapper Productions. "We are absolutely delighted to be partnering with WDR Media Group for licensing and merchandise; the company is a major player in the region with a proven track record in the preschool market,

and with their passion and appreciation of 'Q Pootle 5' we know Pootle and his chums are in safe hands.”

The series, which airs on CBeebies in the U.K., already has a robust licensing program in that country including DVDs from Proper Distribution, TV tie-in books from Walker Books, a standalone magazine from Egmont, a range of games and puzzles from Jumbo and apparel from C&M Licensing. "Q Pootle 5" accessories from VMC and a range of underwear, socks and onesies from C&M Licensing arrive in stores later this year.

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