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FME Brings 'Bookaboo' to Canada

FME Brings 'Bookaboo' to Canada

FremantleMedia Enterprises has signed two new deals for Happy Films’ “Bookaboo” that will see the preschool show adapted for both French and English-speaking Canadian audiences.In the first deal, Happy Films will co-produce a new series

FremantleMedia Enterprises has signed two new deals for Happy Films’ “Bookaboo” that will see the preschool show adapted for both French and English-speaking Canadian audiences.

In the first deal, Happy Films will co-produce a new series in English with Canada’s Cite Amerique for CITV and ITV in the U.K. and CBC in Canada.

The second deal will see Happy Films partner with Radio-Canada and TFO in Canada to produce 26 episodes of “Bookaboo” in French.

Aimed at 3- to 6-year-olds, “Bookaboo” combines puppetry, live-action and CGI animation. The series, originally commissioned by CITV in the U.K., promotes children’s literacy and features a new celebrity guest in each episode.

The Canadian versions of the show will feature Canadian celebrities, including local authors and illustrators.

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