26 September, 2012
Zodiak Kids’ and Anchor Bay Entertainment Join Forces for the Home Entertainment Release of the Hit Preschool Show Tickety Toc
Zodiak Kids is delighted to announce that they have secured a North American & U.K. home entertainment partner for the hit preschool show Tickety Toc (52 x11’) produced by The Foundation, part of Zodiak Kids, and Korea-based FunnyFlux Entertainment. Anchor Bay Entertainment has picked-up the North American and U.K. home entertainment rights to the series. They will launch in fall 2013, at the same time as U.S. & U.K. master toy partners Just Play LLC & Vivid Imaginations. Zodiak Kids has also secured deals with several other broadcasters internationally including: PTS (Taiwan) and ATV (Turkey).
Karen Vermeulen, SVP Global Sales and Coproduction, Zodiak Kids, comments: “We are delighted Tickety Toc will be joining the brilliant Anchor Bay stable which includes preschool favourites such as Chuggington in the U.S. It’s also great to be able to follow the U.S. broadcast with the announcement of more free to air TV partners set to broadcast the series later this year.”
“Anchor Bay has consistently been home to quality preschool programming,” stated Bill Clark, president of Anchor Bay Entertainment. “We’re excited to offer Tickety Toc as well and look forward to working with Zodiak Kids.”
Tickety Toc is a colourful CGI animated series which follows the fast-paced, energetic, comedic adventures of twins, Tommy and Tallulah and their remarkable friends as they race against time to keep the clock ticking and chime in the time. Through Tommy and Tallulah’s madcap adventures, Tickety Toc explores concepts of teamwork, social responsibility and problem solving in a fun and engaging way.
Tickety Toc launched on Nick Jr. in the U.K. this April as its number one show for that month* and on Nickelodeon® U.S. and France 5 earlier this month. Tickety Toc is originated and directed by FunnyFlux Entertainment founder and president, Gil Hoon Jung. Executive producers are Nigel Pickard and Vanessa Hill for The Foundation and the Series Producer is Karina Stanford-Smith.
Tickety Toc was an enhanced acquisition deal with Nickelodeon® channels around the world. Zodiak Kids has previously announced free TV sales of the 52 x 11’ series to Channel 5/Milkshake! (UK); France 5 (France); Disney Junior (Canada); TG4 (Gaelic-language terrestrial channel in Ireland); Pop TV (Slovenia); NRK Super (Norway) and YLE (Finland).
Zodiak Kids control all worldwide rights for Tickety Toc except in Korea and Japan.
About Zodiak Kids
Zodiak Kids is the global independent leader in kids’ entertainment, combining Zodiak Media Group’s dedicated kids’ Production Companies, Consumer Products and Sales Division. Zodiak Kids represents a yearly output of over 350 episodes of new programming produced by prominent producers: The Foundation (UK); Marathon Media (France) and Tele Images Productions (France).
Sales for Zodiak kids are handled by a dedicated team within Zodiak Rights, one of the leading international distributors in the industry.
Zodiak Kids boasts one of the largest, high-quality kids catalogues in the world, which includes Totally Spies!, the international hit animation series; Waybuloo, the CBeebies pre-school hit; Redakai, a brand new series on Cartoon Network US; Mister Maker, the ultimate arts and craft show; Gormiti, based on the extraordinarily successful figurine range that sold over 100 million pieces; Street Football, one of the top rated animated shows in France and Italy.
About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is the home entertainment division of Starz Media, LLC. It includes the Anchor Bay Films and Manga Entertainment brands. It distributes feature films, children’s entertainment, fitness, TV series, documentaries, anime and other filmed entertainment on Blu-ray™ and DVD formats. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Starz Media is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.
*Source: BARB, C&S homes, K4-15, Nick Jr., April 2012, July 2012.