Mipcom 2022: Distribution360 bets for new kids and family content

The Canadian company to bring six new titles, including a new family comedy series, an original book review show for tweens, and a new pre-school animation scripted series.

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"Overlord and the Underwoods"

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Distribution360 will be heading into MIPCOM with a slate of six new titles, including a new family comedy series, an original book review show for tweens, and a new pre-school animation scripted in rhyming couplets. There are also two returning series.

"Overlord and the Underwoods" (20x30) is an original half-our, live-action, single camera family comedy that follows the story of the second most wanted Overlord in the galaxy when he is placed in witness protection with the nicest family on earth. Produced by marblemedia, in association with Cloudco Entertainment. Distribution360 and Cloudco share worldwide distribution rights.

"Lady Ada’s Secret Society" (9x9 or 1x80) produced by LASS Productions, is alive-action, modern coming-of-age comedy about a secret computer club operated by Ava, Tina, Rebelle and Frances at their hyper-traditional boarding school where computers, smartphones, and other modern necessities are banned.



"Ainara’s Bookshelf" (10x11) from Turtlebox Productions, is a live-action factual title for tweens, inspired by schoolgirl Ainara’sreal-life Instagram stories, which she created to showcase literary works featuring BIPOC voices, characters, and points of view. In each episode, Ainara talks directly to the audience, giving a synopsis of her chosen book, and explains why she likes it and why she feels it’s an important piece of work.

"Rhymington Square" (31x11) is a fun new pre-school animation series from Skyship Entertainment where a group of friends uses rhyming words to show audiences around. Also from Skyship Entertainment comes "Carl’s Rescue Crew" (4x11), an action-packed new pre-school series, set in the same universe as Carl’s Carwash.

"Polkeroo Reads" (26x2) from GAPC Entertainment is 26 bites of pre-school literacy fun with loveable kangaroo Polkaroo! Starting with a call to action from the kid narrator asking him what the letter of the day is to be, Polkaroo takes the audience on a romp about his world to discover the alphabet and some simple words that start with nominated letter.

Finally, D360 will launch a fifth season of "All-Round Champion" (11x60, 55 episodes in total), marblemedia’s hugely popular sporting showdown featuring elite teen athletes competing in each other’s sports, and a second season of "Happy House of Frightenstein", 10x3. This animated series for pre-schoolers, produced by Headspinner Productions, follows a group of fiendishly funny mini monster in a giant castle-like play structure located in the charmingly spooky backyard of the iconic Castle Frightenstein.

Diane Rankin, Distribution360’s SVP rights and executive producer comments: “With new and returning titles across comedy, factual entertainment and animation, our MIPCOM kids’ slate has content that will appeal to a wide range of buyers – as well as young viewers of different ages. We are particularly thrilled to continue our expansion into scripted live-action content with two such entertaining and different comedies as 'Overlord and the Underwoods' and 'Lady Ada’s Secret Society' and are excited to launch 'Ainara’s Bookshelf', a uniquely current and relevant title that can help introduce young people from diverse backgrounds to stories about people who look like them, written by BIPOC authors.”

With new and returning titles across comedy, factual entertainment and animation, our MIPCOM kids’ slate has content that will appeal to a wide range of buyers – as well as young viewers of different ages” Diane Rankin Distribution360’s SVP rights and executive producer

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