CBC picks up Animalia kids’ series

The BBC CGI show is gaining popularity worldwide.

The CBC has inked a deal with Porchlight Entertainment that will put the popular Animalia kids’ series on the air this fall. In addition to CBC and CBBC, PBS in the US and Network Ten and Nickelodeon in Australia have picked up the series, which is being distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide and by Los Angeles-based PorchLight Entertainment in North America.

Based on Graeme Base’s best-selling picture book, the 20×26-minute CGI series is about a fantasy world visited by two contemporary kids, where eccentric animals – including a green gorilla named G’Bubu and Iggy the iguana – help them restore peace.

The series is produced by Burberry/Lux Monkey/DoubleBase Productions in association with PorchLight Entertainment. Worldwide licensing and merchandising are being handled by PorchLight, excluding Australia, New Zealand and the UK, where BBC Worldwide is taking the reins.

This story first appeared in KidScreen Daily.