Independent kids and family content distributor company Jetpack Distribution has acquired the rights to Coolabi Group’s iconic pre-school stop motion animated show "Clangers". Jetpack CEO, Dominic Gardiner says: “'Clangers' has a timeless magic. It’s truly delightful for young children and their parents. As well as being highly entertaining and making them laugh, it’s helping children appreciate important developmental aspects such as team work.”
The deal includes three seasons of the BAFTA award-winning show, which currently airs on CBeebies in the UK and covers all audio-visual rights for territories worldwide, excluding the UK, Australia, and China.
Co-produced by CBeebies, Coolabi Group, and Smallfilms, the all-new episodes have been animated by Factory (Scream Street, Newzoids) in the UK.
The Clangers are a family of lovable, pink, mouse-like creatures who live out in space on their Little Blue Planet. The planet’s surface is peppered with holes topped with metal dustbin lids, which flip open with a ‘Clang!’ to reveal steps down to their home beneath the surface of the planet which contains a series of interconnecting tunnels and caves.
Gardiner adds: “Quality content for children is imperative right now. As parents and professionals, we hugely value shows made with heart and soul which nourish young viewers.”
Allison Watkins, Director of Licensing and TV Distribution at Coolabi commented: “Dominic and his amazing team at Jetpack are recognised as being one of the best children’s content distributors in the world and we are delighted to have the 'Clangers' join their family.”
Quality content for children is imperative right now. As parents and professionals, we hugely value shows made with heart and soul which nourish young viewers” Dominic Gardiner Jetpack Distribution CEO