Owned and managed by CTC Media, co-produced and distributed by APC Studios and produced by Studio Metrafilms, “Kid-E-Cats" is entering season three with the first two seasons available on Nick Jr. Internationally in more than 170 territories.
The growing popularity of the property has now inspired a new collaboration with Panini for collectibles in the U.K. and Ireland, Spain, Benelux, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Nordics, Greece, CEE and Turkey.
Panini will produce stickers, trading cards and photocards for the series in these regions, with sticker books, magazines and kids' books in Spain and Germany.
“We are delighted to welcome Panini on board for 'Kid-E-Cats' and are confident in the expertise they will bring to the partnership as we strengthen and support our merchandise offering for the series as it continues to grow in popularity worldwide,” says Lionel Marty, managing director, APC Kids
“We have a long history of creating engaging content for kids all over the world and with harnessing the synergies that exist with APC Kids and CTC Media,” says Lluís Torrent Suñé, managing director, Panini Espana. "We are excited to bring the Kid-E-Cats Collectible products to the marketplace. We feel privileged to be selected to work on such a cute and funny television series and look forward to working alongside APC Kids to create a complete program of Publishing products in selected countries such as Spain.”
“We have a very successful partnership with Panini in Russia on our KID-E-CATS brand and we truly hope that this success will be scaled in other European territories,” says Ksenia Gordienko, director, animation, CТС Media. “Growing the brand across Europe together with such respected partner like Panini is a great pleasure and honor for us.”
Russian-born “Kid-E-Cats" tells the story of three kittens – Cookie, Pudding and Candy – and is gaining momentum with kids across the globe as regional terrestrial television and streaming with Nick Jr., Netflix and Amazon Prime provides its first two seasons with an expanding international viewer base.