NCircle acquired the rights to distribute “The Gruffalo,” the 2011 Academy Award-nominated animated short film based on a children’s book that has sold five million copies worldwide. NCircle will release the DVD in late summer.
In addition, NCircle acquired domestic DVD distribution rights for the Australian series, "The Fairies." The brand has spawned more than 250 licensed products. NCircle plans to develop The Fairies brand in the U.S. as it rolls out content. The first DVD, “Meet the Fairies,” came out in March; the second title, “Christmas Wishes in Fairyland,” will be released this fall.
“Our core mission is providing quality programming that helps kids learn while entertaining them,” says Debbie Ries, senior vice president and general manager of NCircle Entertainment. “Since launching the company, we’ve built lasting partnerships with program producers and broadcasters who share this commitment, and our consumer marketing has reinforced this message. We believe today’s moms know NCircle is a brand name they can trust – and we’re gratified that our numbers are bearing this out!”