FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment have recently announced new TV and licensing agreements in New Zealand and Australia, as well as other international licensing deals for their hit preschool brand Tree Fu Tom.
The CG animated series, which debuted on CBeebies last year, has been sold to Media Works in New Zealand and Network Ten in Australia, and is scheduled to premiere in both territories this September 2013. The new deals were signed fresh off the momentum established by a very successful run on Disney Junior last autumn.
Liz Burnett, Director of Consumer Products Australia, FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment, said, “These fantastic new partners provide Tree Fu Tom with the perfect free to air launch platforms in Australia and New Zealand and A-grade partners in both toy and DVD. The series’ international expansion continues apace and Tree Fu Tom is truly becoming a global pre-school inspiration, delighting children around the world. We look forward to signing additional partners in the coming months for the Australian and New Zealand markets”.
“We are very excited to be associated with this magical tale of adventure, Tree Fu Tom. We believe it will deliver a unique experience to our young Australian audience as it joins the line-up of high–end animated series on our Toasted Junior block on Channel Eleven,” said Cherrie Bottger, Network Ten’s Head of Children’s Programming.
Rob Ruffolo, Commerical Director, Funtastic added, “Tree Fu Tom is an inspiring and engaging brand, kids really get involved in the show and we’re looking forward to introducing an exciting line of toys that mirrors that engagement.”