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Acamar Films Develops Bing Bunny Series

UK based studio Acamar Films has recently acquired the rights to the preschool book property Bing Bunny, and is planning to use the property as the basis for a new animated series. The studio has also managed to secure a first broadcast deal with CBeebies in the UK.

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Cbeebies to Broadcast Peter Rabbit in the UK

Cbeebies has just been appointed as the UK Broadcast partner for the new CG-animated series Peter Rabbit, which is a co-production of Penguin, Silvergate Media, and Nickelodeon US (which is also the lead US broadcaster for the show). The series is scheduled to launch on the kids’ network via a one-off Christmas special on December […]

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CBeebies Orders Tree Fu Tom’s Second Season

CBeebies has just commissioned a 2nd season of the hit preschool action-adventure series Tree Fu Tom. A co-production between FremantleMedia Enterprises and CBeebies in-house, the show originally received a lot of press as it features the voice talents of two former Doctor Who cast members, Sophie Aldred (who played the 7th doctor’s companion, Ace) and […]

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Cbeebies Pre-buys Okido

CBeebies UK has recently pre-bought Squint Opera’s new art and science-oriented animated preschool series, Okido. The 52×11 series is scheduled to air in fall of 2014 to spring of 2015. The deal also gives CBeebies rights to broadcast through digital platforms. Based on the arts and science magazine of the same name, and fully supported […]

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BBC Inks Licensing Deals for Something Special

BBC Worldwide Consumer Products has recently inked licensing deals for the popular BBC iPlayer and CBeebies preschool show Something Special. UK Master Toy license went to Golden Bear, which aims to develop a wide range of products that include a Mr. Tumble tea set, an interactive toy phone, and several Mr. Tumble soft toys. Golden […]

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CBeebies’ Rastamouse Launches New Radio Show

One of CBeebies UK’s most popular TV shows, Rastamouse, will be returning through a different media platform as Rastamouse and his pals have recently launched a new radio show entitled ‘For Real FM’ on CBeebies Radio (www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio) Rastamouse’ For Real FM show debuted last July 20 and will continue to air every Friday for 10 […]

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BBC to Remove Children’s Blocks

The BBC Trust has recently confirmed that BBC One and Two will no longer be showing children’s programs after the org’s digital switchover. This affects popular kids’ shows such as Horrible Histories and Blue Peter, which will both be moved to CBBC and CBeebies for good. The removal of children’s programming blocks is part of […]

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CloudBabies to Debut on CBeebies this May

HoHo Entertainment’s new series CloudBabies is slated to make its UK debut on CBeebies this Monday, May 14, 2012. Created by art director Bridget Appleby (of Fifi and the Flowertots, Noddy, and Enjie Benjie), the 52×10 CG animated series will air during weekdays at 11:25a.

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RastaMouse’s Second Season Gets New Broadcast Deals

DHX Media’s RastaMouse is continuing its global domination after its second season has been ordered by a few more broadcasters. BBC Worldwide Channels, for instance, acquired the stop motion preschool show for its Hispanic, African, and Latin American feeds. Distributing agent White Fox has also licensed the series for Greece and Cyprus, where the show […]

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CBeebies to Produce Let’s Play

UK’s CBeebies has recently commissioned Zodiak Kids’ production arm, The Foundation, into producing the new preschool series Let’s Play. The 26×11 show is hosted by Sid Sloane (CBeebies’ Get Set Go and Big Fun Time) and a new female host (to be announced).

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Dennis and Gnasher Ready for a Comeback

Sticky Pictures and Red Kite Animations has recently announced that a new series of Dennis and Gnasher has started production. Slated for a mid 2013 premiere, the new 52×12/26×24 series will renew the partnership with the characters’ rights owner DC Thomson. The show will be a co-pro commissioned by CBBC and the Nine Network, and […]

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CBeebies’ Tree Fu Tom is a Big Hit

CBeebies’ animated preschool series Tree Fu Tom proves to be a big hit in the United Kingdom, with the show becoming the network’s top rater since its debut last month. Boasting of a 330,000 viewership from kids aged 6 below just for its 11 episodes, coupled with a 25 percent audience share. The show has […]