UK kids content and feature film distributor, The Media Pioneers (TMP) announces a raft of new deals for its range of animation series, expanding its reach to different territories across the globe. Hong Kong entertainment TV channel ViuTV, operated by HK Television Entertainment (HKTVE) has acquired the Pay TV rights for two adventure comedy series "Boris & Rufus" (39x11’) and "Mironins" (26x7’) and the stop-motion preschool series"Mini Town" (52x7’) .
Deals for "Mironins" were also signed with MBC for the Middle East and North Africa for Linear TV and VOD rights and kid’s educational network Knowledge (Canada) for Free TV and FVOD rights. The Nordic region's leading entertainment provider Viaplay also acquired "Boris and Rufus" for the Nordics, Poland and the Netherlands.
Furthermore, earlier this year TMP secured deals with major UK cinema chains including Odeon, Cineworld, Vue, Showcase, Empire and The Light for the animated feature film "Boonie Bears: Back to Earth". The theatrical release in 347 UK cinemas premiered during the May half-term, placing the film in the TOP4 animation & TOP12 movies in its opening weekend in the UK.
TMP’s Managing Director & Executive Producer, Maggie Liang said, “We are very proud of bringing kids content ranging from our funny pre-school series, through to heart-warming family content and comedy and adventure series to different countries and broadcasters. With imaginative stories and exciting action genres, our shows have been hugely welcomed by broadcasters and kids around the world.”
Produced by Belli Studio, and targeted at kids six and over, "Boris & Rufus" is an animated TV series about the adventures of Boris a cranky dog and Rufus an excitable ferret who is convinced he's a dog too! They belong to Enzo, a teenager in love with his neighbour Jennifer who owns an internet-famous cat, the insufferable Leopoldo.
"Mironins" is an adventure-filled 2-D series for kids aged 4 to 7, produced by Spanish and Belgium studio Low Film. The series stars three tiny paint drops - Ro, Low and Blu - who have escaped from one of Joan Miro’s paintings.
"Mini Town" produced by Steam Works Animation for a family audience and pre-schoolers follows the daily lives of a community of bears as they live happily together, deep in the forest, in a beautiful and lively Mini Town.