Emilie Pasquet to Head Sales at Bejuba!

Toronto, Ontario- September 8, 2016:  Bejuba! Entertainment has tapped industry veteran Emilie Pasquet as the new Director of Sales for the kids’ distribution and executive production company. Emilie will be based in France and marks Bejuba!’s expansion into Europe.   Emilie comes from Spanish kidsco BRB Internacional where she has been the International Sales Manager looking after sales including some merchandising and licensing for multiple territories around the world.  Before that she worked for MondoTV Spain (Mondo TV Ibéro America) as territory manager for Latin America.

 

Emilie’s role will see her heading sales internationally and will also see her growing the catalogue through acquisitions and co-productions.

 

Tatiana Kober will continue to head the company and oversee business development Together with Emilie, they will work on the co-productions and acquisitions side.  Emilie will be joining the company immediately and will be headed to Cartoon Forum as well as MIPCOM.

 

"SYDNEY SAILBOAT" TO SET SAIL ON HULU

Toronto, Ontario Aug 17, 2016 - “Sydney Sailboat” will begin streaming exclusively on Hulu beginning September 26th this year. The streaming service acquired the exclusive U.S. SVOD rights to the series in a new deal announced today by Tatiana Kober of Bejuba! Entertainment.

 

Pre-school series “Sydney Sailboat”  (26 x half hours/52 x11 minutes) airs on NBCU’s Sprout in the US and was commissioned by ABC KIDS in Australia.  It is produced by Essential Media and Entertainment, Ideate Media, Telegael, and Lemon Sky in association with Shambles Communications. Sydney is a plucky young sailboat who dreams of one day heading out to explore the mysterious Big Blue Sea. Together with his best friend Zip, the trainee water taxi, they live in Bubble Bath Bay, a bustling harbour full of fellow watercraft where adventure and excitement are just a gust of wind away!

“Right away, Hulu was excited by “Sydney Sailboat” and we’re delighted they were keen to take it exclusively”, says Tatiana. 

Carmel Travers, Producer and Head of Family Entertainment at Essential Media says “Sydney Sailboat is making a splash in Australia and throughout the world.  We’re thrilled Hulu jumped on board for US streaming.  The show is a ratings hit on the ABC KIDS linear platform and an additional 1 million plus views on ABC KIDS catch-up service iview this year alone.  It’s now screening in the UK and fifty other territories on the Sony Tiny Pop platform”.

Raydar Media UK represent License and Merchandise worldwide.

 

HULU SNAPS UP "RUFF-RUFF, TWEET AND DAVE" EXCLUSIVELY FOR US

Toronto, Ontario May 23, 2016 - The exclusive US SVOD rights for S1 of “Ruff-Ruff,

Tweet and Dave” have been scooped up by Hulu, announces Tatiana Kober of Bejuba!

Entertainment.

The first season (26 x half hours/52 x11 minutes) of “Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave”, a preschool

series produced by Collingwood and Co, Sparky Entertainment and Bejuba! was

commissioned by Sprout in the US and CBEEBIES in the UK. The series focuses on

Ruff-Ruff a dog, Tweet a chick, and Dave a Panda, as they go on adventures with their

guide Hatty the Hamster. The series has sold very well internationally and rated very

highly on Sprout in the US. The show is in production of its second series to be

delivered early next year.

“Hulu was the right platform for “Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave, and we’re excited by the

enthusiasm the team at Hulu have shown for the property” says Tatiana.

For more Information contact:

Tatiana Kober

310 428 7192

tatiana@bejuba.com

KAREN FOWLER SIGNS UP FOR "FLORA OF THE FOREST"

(VARIETY FAIR EXCLUSIVE)

Emilio Mayorga

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COURTESY OF KAREN FOWLER

MAY 11, 2016 | 11:11AM PT

Fowler joins the ‘Forest’ production-studio team of Koko Rose Media, Bejuba! and King Rollo Films.

BARCELONA– Emmy winning producer Karen Fowler has been tapped as the showrunner on children’s TV skein “Flora of the Forest,” (aka “Deer Little Forest”) the pre-school property of Koko Rose Media, Bejuba! and King Rollo Films.

With PBS’ remake of “The Electric Company” show, producer Fowler nabbed three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Children’s Series from 2010 to 2012, as well as a trio of Parent’s Choice Gold kudos, among many other awards and nominations.

Aiming to be structured as a 52 11-minute upper pre-school series, “Forest” follows Flora a singular seven-year-old powerhouse of a girl, an animal-loving, tree-hugging, universe-exploring adventurer. She lives with her research scientist Mom in an enchanted treehouse in the middle of an old forest surrounded by her furry friends.

“Flora speaks to me. She’s a fiercely free and funny seven-year old with a righteous life. She rolls like a hedgehog, howls like a wolf and considers the stars her friends. Flora is the party,” said Fowler, adding the design was “unlike anything I’ve seen before.”

Koko Rose is a joint venturebetween children’s media executive Lisa Hryniewicz and “Forest“ creator Jo Rose. A PR and Marketing consultant at Koko Media, Hryniewicz was manager and distribution head at TV Loonland and founder of Paris and Miami-based Salsa Distribution.

“Koko Rose is more of a brand management company than a production company and given the extent of ancillary activity in place before the show has even been on air licensing agents in 13 countries, apps, greeting cards, housewares, etc., that will be our main focus for the foreseeable future,” Hryniewicz pointed out.

Hryniewicz has worked with, among others, TeamTO, Cottonwood Media, Guru Studio, Rainbow, Zodiac Media, Marathon Media, and the Jim Henson Company.

Jo Rose is a prestigious designer working with paper cutting, illustration and photography. She was nominated for the prestigious Henries ‘Most Promising Artist/ Designer’ category in 2013.

Chris Parker and Sam Dransfield (“Peppa Pig,” “Timmy Time,” “Mike the Knight”) are penning  the “Forest” script.

Founded by veteran kids TV exec Tatiana Kober, the Toronto-based Bejuba!  –“Ruff-Ruff Tweet and Dave,” “Bug Bites”– handles TV series  international sales. U.K.’s King Rollo Films (“Mama Mirabelle’s Home Movies,” “Poppy Cat”), a BAFTA and Emmy awarded shingle, completes the team.

A Bejuba! rep will present the new “Forest” bible at France’s Annecy Animation Festival, which runs June 13-18.

“An important trend that is particularly close to my heart, is the rethinking of gender roles. Most urgently for girls and girl role models, but also for boys and parents,” said Hryniewicz.

We hope our cast offers some unexpected and fresh characters in that sense, not just a very strong girl lead but also the secondary characters: a research scientist mom that Flora looks up to, Barley-Crumb the male Martha Stewart Character and Lockhart, the female slapstick comedy relief.”

In the same line, Fowler added: “Larger media movements like‘throw like a girl’ underscore the changing dialogue around what it is to be a girl. Rich expansive girl-driven properties are in demand.”

She added, “We’re seeing really funny girls, flawed girls, loud girls, girls who build, who conquer, who question, who nurture. And we need to continue to push this for girls and to bring the expansive opportunities for reflection for our young boys as well.”

Fowler is currently also working on Jim Henson & Industrial Brothers’ animated series  “Dot,” based on the book by Randi Zuckerberg, for Sprout and CBC. Fowler held staff positions at Nickelodeon, CBC and Sesame Workshop and worked independently for Sprout and Toca Boca. She is represented by Vanguarde Artists Management in Toronto.

 


     
Source: ​http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/karen-fowler-flora-of-the-forest-exclusive-1201771629/

BEJUBA! TAKES ON "TOOT THE TINY TUGBOAT"

 

By AWN Staff Editor | Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 1:00pm

Family distribution company Bejuba! Entertainment will be looking to place Milkshake’s preschool series, ‘Toot the Tiny Tugboat,’ across a variety of international territories and platforms.

Bejuba! Entertainment has announced that they will represent the international TV distribution rights for Toot the Tiny Tugboat. Specialists in children’s and family entertainment, Bejuba!, who also represents Lupus Films’ other pre-school property The Hive, will be looking to place Toot the Tiny Tugboat across a variety of international territories and platforms.

The eager and energetic Tugboat and his harbor friends have been delighting young fans on Channel 5’s Milkshake, where the series has been enjoying fantastic ratings since moving to the 9.00am slot last year. Since the beginning of 2015 the series has been seen by 4.2 million. The nautical show has a strong UK multi-platform presence and also airs on Cartoonito, S4C and Netflix, while Picture House cinemas have also shown episodes as part of their Toddler Time pre-school screenings.

“We’re delighted to add Toot to our growing family,” commented Tatiana Kober of Bejuba! “The series is very special and Lupus know how to make shows that connect with kids and families, like the The Hive, and The Snowman and The SnowdogToot the Tiny Tugboat has proven itself in the crowded UK market so we’re looking forward to continuing Toot’s journey from his safe harbor.”

Conjuring up a world of salty sea winds, melting ice-creams, flapping bunting and beaming sun, Toot the Tiny Tugboat transports its young viewers to a classic seaside holiday destination. Following the adventures of a busy Tugboat who plays with his ocean-going friends in the busy waters of the Harbour, Toot shows children that they are capable of big things, no matter how small they are.

ZOOMOO TAKES "ORIGANIMALS" AND "THE HIVE"

 

NEWS BRIEF: ZooMoo Networks has acquired animated series Origanimals and The Hive in a new deal with Bejuba! Entertainment.

Both series will be airing across all ZooMoo territories, with The Hive set to premiere in March followed by the world-premiere of Origanimals in April.

Paper comes to life in the unique, new animated series Origanimals. Set on the amazing Planet Origami, this series follows a fabulous rescue team made of Ryan Rhino, Fiona Fox, Zoe Zebra and Khye Koala, known as the Awesome Four or ‘A4’, as they set out to help animals in trouble, using their problem-solving skills and creative origami solutions.  

The Hive is a colourful animated series set in the world of Honeybee Hive, and the home of the Bee family. Buzzbee and Rubee, Pappa Bee and Mamma Bee, are just like any other family, except they are tiny, stripey and buzz around in the sky! The Hive is about everyday things that concern young children, but set in the busy world of bees there is always fun, adventure and lots of exciting things to see and do.

Karin Simoncini, Head of Programming for ZooMoo Networks says the acquisition deal is very exciting for the network as they look to expand their animation slate.

“ZooMoo is dedicated to bringing programming about animals and nature to preschool aged children around the world and both Origanimals and The Hive fit perfectly into our line-up. Bejuba! is a great partner as their offerings for young kids aligns well with this mission.”

Tatiana Kober, President of Bejuba! Entertainment says, “ZooMoo is an exciting new channel with a strong brand vision and strategy and is a perfect fit for Origanimals and The Hive. Both shows will be sure to make children smile, whether they’re in Asia, the US or Latin America”.  

ZooMoo Networks
ZooMoo Networks is a multi-media company that owns and operates the ZooMoo channel and ZooMoo App. The network offers programming and interactive content for children around the World.  ZooMoo is a collaboration between some of the World’s foremost wildlife filmmakers, early childhood educationalists and technology developers.  Its programming engages and entertains children with the wonders of animals, to stimulate and develop their innate emotional connection with the natural world.  

ZooMoo is available in Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela and the rest of Spanish speaking Latin America, Brazil, Singapore, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Maldives, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand, and in more territories very soon.
Website: http://www.zoomoo.tv
ZooMoo App available now on the App Store and Google Play  
 

 

WORLDWIDE BUYERS TAKE "RUFF-RUFF, TWEET and DAVE" HOME

BEJUBA! Toronto, Canada –  “Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave” has been scooped up by Canal + -- Piwi, in France, TVO, TFO and Knowledge Network/BBCKids in Canada, YLE Finland, BBCWW in Latin America, and Asia, and Chellozone/Jim Jam in Netherlands, Benelux, Eastern Europe , Portugal and Scandinavia”, Sandrine Pechels de Saint Sardos, Executive Vice President of Bejuba! released.

The series was commissioned by Sprout and acquired by CBeebies, and is already in production of its 2nd season with Sprout delighted with it terrific ratings.

The series was created by Collingwood and Co, and is co-produced with Sprout and Sparky Animation and distributed by Bejuba! Entertainment.    

Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave has a cutting edge second screen app which Sprout released and which both Canal + and TFO have acquired and plan to use in French when they launch later this spring.  It will be available on iTunes and Google in the respective territories.

The series follows Ruff-Ruff, an enthusiastic puppy, Tweet, a curious chick, and Dave, a lovable panda, who, together with Hatty the Hamster go on adventures to different places and play games.  Lots of questions and answers abound with kids at home encouraged to join in and shout at the answers

For More Information Contact:
Tatiana Kober – tatiana@bejuba.com
310 428 7192 


Bejuba! Entertainment Inc.

Bejuba! Entertainment is a leading boutique executive production and distribution company which brings top quality children's and family entertainment to the global marketplace.  The catalogue is filled with over 600 half hours of award-winning content.  Bejuba! specializes in distribution, rights management, co-productions, financing (closing-gap financing) third-party acquisitions, licensing & merchandising.  The company maintains a growing catalogue of award-winning children’s and family-oriented animated and live-action programs.  Titles include Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave, The Hive, Origanimals, Big Block SingSong, Jar and Dwellers.  Bejuba! Entertainment has offices in Canada and the US. www.bejuba.com


Collingwood and Co.

Company principals are Tony Collingwood-Writer/Director, Helen Stroud-Producer/Head of Development, David Elden-Producer/Head of Production and Andrea Tran-Art/Animation Director.  

Collingwood and Co. has a prestigious international reputation as a creator and producer of award-winning, quality animated series and specials.  Their series ANIMAL STORIES, EDDY & THE BEAR and YOKO! JAKAMOKO! TOTO! have all won BAFTAs for Best Pre-School Animation, with THE SECRET SHOW, for 7-12yr olds, scooping two BAFTAs in the Best Animation and Interactive categories.

Other production credits include the multi-award winning film RARG, Emmy nominated Dr Seuss' DAISY-HEAD MAYZIE, GORDON THE GARDEN GNOME and HARRY & HIS BUCKET FULL OF DINOSAURS.  Most recent productions are Dr Seuss' THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT and their first CGI pre-school series RUFF-RUFF, TWEET AND DAVE.

www.collingwoodandco.co.uk/

American Public Television Inks Deal for Animated Science Series

'Bug Bites,' hosted by real-life entomologist Adam Lazarus and animated character Gilbert the Roach, will premiere in early 2016.

by: THR staff

American Public Television is banking on bugs.

The syndicator behind Rick Steves’ Europe and Doc Martin has inked a deal with Alegra Entertainment and Putnam Stern Enterprises for an animated science series, aptly titled Bug Bites. The show, hosted by real-life entomologist Adam Lazarus and animated character Gilbert the Roach, will bow in early 2016 with 26 half-hour episodes.

“The National Science Foundation ranks U.S. students at twenty-third in the world in science and thirty-first in math,” Lazarus said Thursday in a statement announcing the news, adding: “We created Bug Bites to make a difference in the way kids see these dynamic subjects — the subjects that lead to careers that can really change the world.” 

Bug Bites hails from Lazarus and Topher Putnam, who have been working with education experts from the outset. The series, which mixes live actors with animation, is explicitly designed to speak to what the producers call a science, technology, engineering and math (or STEM) crisis in American education. In addition to science, the show will explore themes of teamwork, nutrition and conservation.

“The confusion over how to catch our kids up on STEM is at a crisis level right now,” added Jeff Stern, CEO of Alegra Entertainment and Putnam Stern Enterprises. “Bug Bites speaks to that issue and hopes to offer a solution in closing the gap in our children’s learning.” 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/american-public-television-inks-deal-845631

Sprout Acquires Exclusive US Rights to Preschool Series Sydney Sailboat

September 24, 2015 – Toronto: Bejuba! Entertainment announced today that CGI preschool series SYDNEY SAILBOAT has sold to Sprout, the first 24-hour network for preschoolers in the US. 

Sydney Sailboat (26 x half hour/52 x 11 min) tells the story of Sydney Sailboat and his best friend Zip, the trainee water taxi. Sydney is a plucky young sailboat who dreams of one day sailing out through The Heads to explore the mysterious Big Blue Sea beyond the Harbor. Zip is a nimble junior water taxi who dreams of becoming the best water taxi around. Together they learn to ride the waves of life alongside their fleet of friends in bustling Bubble Bath Bay while navigating new and unexpected challenges and learning important lessons about teamwork, friendship, cooperation, and problem solving. The series will premiere on Sprout on Saturday, September 26th, with brand new episodes airing Saturdays at 11:30am ET. Sydney Sailboat will also air Monday-Friday at 10:40am ET and Sundays at 11:30am ET, with additional plays every day at 5:00am ET.

"We’re delighted that the first broadcaster to acquire the series is US’s Sprout", said Tatiana Kober, President of Bejuba!. “It speaks volumes to the series that the show, which only just launched, is finding new ports. Sydney and Zip really are like little kids finding their way and I know young audiences will see themselves in our heroes”.

“Sprout is excited to introduce Sydney Sailboat to US audiences,” said Andrew Beecham, Senior Vice President of Programming at Sprout. “This vibrant, fun-filled series will captivate kids with its celebration of adventure and friendship.” 

Sydney Sailboat is produced by Essential Media, Ideate Media, Telegael, and Lemon Sky in Association with Shambles Communications. The show marked its successful debut on ABC for Kids in Australia earlier this year.

 

About Bejuba! Entertainment Inc.
Bejuba! Entertainment is a leading boutique executive production and distribution company which brings top quality children's and family entertainment to the global marketplace. The catalogue is filled with over 500 half hours of award-winning content. Bejuba! specializes in distribution, rights management, co-productions, closing-gap financing, third-party acquisitions, licensing & merchandising. The company maintains a growing catalogue of award-winning children’s and family-oriented animated and live-action programs. Titles include Bubble Bath Bay, Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave, Stella and

Disney Junior Commissions Second Series of The Hive

Disney UK, Disney France and Disney EMEA(Germany, France, Scandinavia, Spain, Italy, Central/Eastern Europe, Poland, Middle East, Turkey, and Africa)  have commissioned a second, 26 x half hour/69x7’ series plus 4 x half hour specials series of the popular, animated pre-school series The Hive. Created by London-based production company Lupus Films, Monumental Productions and DQ Entertainment, it is produced in Association with Bejuba! Entertainment, who handles TV and home entertainment rights with Space Enterprises handling the M & L.  The new series is currently in production and has just launched on Disney Jr in the UK and will roll out in other territories in 2016.. It will also include three specially-written autumn, winter and summer themed half-hour episodes written by BAFTA award winning head writer Bridget Hurst.

Set in the delightful community of Honey Farm, The Hive follows the adventures of a host of adorable characters including inquisitive Buzzbee, bossy Rubee, giggly Babee, loyal Barnabee, busy Postman Spider, stoic Worm and the birds Fluff and Feathers.  

In this second series the world of Honey Farm will be extended to introduce some new locations including the Buzz Stop, a great place to hang out with friends, a mobile muffin van, from which Mamma Bee sells her cakes, and a new community centre, where the gang gathers to try out new activities. 

In addition some exciting new characters will join the cast including teaching assistant Miss Butterfly, sports teacher Mr Grasshopper, café proprietor Barry the Beetle and a mischievous new pet for Jasper, Midge.

“We are bee-yond excited that Buzzbee and his friends will be buzzing back for a new series of adventures on Honey Farm,” says Ruth Fielding, joint MD Lupus Films.  “The series has flown to success all around the world and we delighted to be able to satisfy demand for the show with so many exciting and refreshing new episodes”.

“The international demand coupled with Disney’s desire for a second season of this very popular and loved show showed us that we had to make more episodes.  We’re delighted to be bringing new episodes to MIPCOM JR

Buzz Bumble starts its World Tour

January 28, 2015–Toronto: Bejuba! Entertainment announced that POP UK, Zoom Israel, and TVNZ New Zealand has acquired the television rights for Buzz Bumble, the 6-­‐12 animated comedy series.  The series produced by Blue Rocket Productions in Tasmania and Criya VFX Studios in India, was commissioned by Nine Network Australia.  It follows Buzz Bumble and his blowfly buddy Joe Blow, and their backstage antics in their cardboard theatre. 

Sandrine Pechels de Saint Sardos, VP Distribution at Bejuba! Entertainment added:  “We are so pleased that the series is taking off around the world, and are delighted that POP is the first European broadcaster acquiring Buzz Bumble. The comedy and the unique animation make it a very different series that will attract many other broadcasters”. 

Francesca Newington, Head of Children's Channels at Sony Network's CSC Media Group, added:  “We are delighted to have licensed Buzz Bumble. It is the perfect addition to the POP line-­‐up and it brings with it the silliest slapstick comedy we know our viewers love to watch.”  

David Gurney, Blue Rocket’s Executive Producer and creator of Buzz Bumble, said “The mad humour of this show has really hit the spot with kids in Australia and it’s great news that the show is going to be seen on POP UK, Zoom Israel and TVNZ. We’re thrilled about these deals Bejuba has put together and we know our partners at Criya VFX Studios are as well.” 

 

About Bejuba! Entertainment Inc. Bejuba! Entertainment is a leading boutique executive production and distribution company which brings top quality children's and family entertainment to the global marketplace. The catalogue is filled with over 500 half hours of award-­‐ winning content. Bejuba! specializes in distribution, rights management, co-­‐productions, closing-­‐gap financing, third-­‐party acquisitions, licensing & merchandising. The company maintains a growing catalogue of award-­‐winning children’s and family-­‐oriented animated and live-­‐action programs. Titles include Stella and Sam, The Hive, Big Block SingSong, Buzz Bumble, and Fuzzy Tales. Bejuba! Entertainment has offices in Canada and the US. www.bejuba.com

Origanimals to the Rescue!

Bubble Bath Bay launches with international partners and top creative team

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ORIGANIMALS to the Rescue

Oct. 2, 2013 - Toronto - Bejuba! has just signed on to distribute the pre-school series, ORIGANIMALS. Aimed at 4 to 6 year olds, the series is created by Malaysia's Giggle Garage. Malaysia's Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) is also providing support funding and marketing support for the program.

The series consisting of 26 x half hours, or 52 x 11minutes has begun delivering episodes and is expected to be fully delivered by June 2015. Origanimals will premiere at the 2013 MIPCOM Junior screenings in Cannes, France.

Kamil Othman, Vice President of Creative Multimedia Division in MDeC said “We are excited that Bejuba! has added Origanimals to its children's programming, which we hope will open doors for more local creative companies such as Giggle Garage to gain international exposure and further strengthen Malaysia's position as a world-class creative industry hub.

Planet Origami is home for the Origanimals, a colorful community of origami animals. The series follows the adventures of four loveable young Origanimals - a wildlife rescue team known as the Awesome Four or A4 for short. Their mission is to help troubled Origanimals around the planet by using their problem-solving skills and their creative input.

In 2012, Origanimals won the Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (Seoul Promotion Plan) Best Planning Award in Seoul and also the 14th Tokyo Broadcasting System Digital Content Animation & Movie (TBS/Digicon6) Golden Award for Malaysia region in Kuala Lumpur.

"The artwork is very unique and distinctive. The stories are engaging with a lot of heart," explains Tatiana Kober, President of Bejuba! We've been following the progress in the project's development since the beginning and we believe the series has grown from strength to strength.

Juhaidah Joemin, Managing Director of Giggle Garage and Executive Producer of the series added that While filled with fun adventures and captivating stories, Origanimals promotes arts and creativity, bringing back the simple pleasure of creating something out of paper.

With Bejuba! having wide networks focusing on top-quality animation programs, we are looking forward to establishing a long term relationship with them. It is really an exciting moment for us to be able to share this beautiful property with young children and family through this relationship, said Zeno Gabing, Executive Director of Giggle Garage.

Bejuba! To unleash the award winning alien "Jack" on 6-9'ers

 

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Feb. 15, 2013 - TORONTO: Bejuba! Entertainment has picked up the TV and home entertainment
rights worldwide minus Australasia, for the award winning 6-9 CGI animated series, "Jack" (52x 11
min/26 x half hours). A third season of 26 x 11minutes has just been greenlit for a 2014 delivery.
Jack is a comedy/adventure series about a curious explorer from another world who wants to learn
about Earth and why things are the way they are. Together with his two Earth buddies, and his alien
pet, Jack finds out why our tummies rumble or what happens to the rain. Created and produced by
Sparky Animation in Singapore and Groupe PVP in Canada, broadcasters SRC, TVO, Knowledge
Network in Canada jumped on for the ride. The series has just been nominated for a Canadian
Screen Award for Best Animation Series. Last year, it won a Gemeaux, the presitigous French
Canadian television award for best kids' website, and was nominated for Best Animation Series.

"The series is perfect bridge programming for kids who aren't pre-schoolers anymore and who want
fun and entertainment that's just for them. The show weaves facts about the world in a way kids
love the greenlighting of the 3rd series proves that. We're delighted to add it to our catalogue",
says Tatiana Kober of Bejuba! Entertainment.

Pat Ellingson of TVOKids says, Kids love aliens, science and adventure. JACK takes all of the
above and brings science to life! This series has become one of the key brands for tvokids on air
and online. We are thrilled to be going into season 3.

"Every Jack episode characterizes a really funny and original scientific phenomenon. Says
producer, Francois Trudel from Groupe PVP, It's all about being genuinely entertained whilst
effortlessly learning cool stuff. Alongside the unparalleled CGI animation provided by Sparky...I
reckon that the Jack series delivers a truly refreshing and unique experience".

Jack is a humorous series which encompasses a wonderful array of science themes. With each
episode, we see a rich variety of visuals which ignites the senses and brings us into the scientific
realm. Says KC Wong of Sparky Animation. The nature of the show is as such where there is
constantly a new visual appeal, eliminating all monotony with its ever dynamic environment. Kids
and peers alike will definitely be entertained and educated on this thrilling roller coaster ride with
Jack!

Small Screen Distribution holds Asian and Australian TV and DVD rights.

 

The Hive buzzes onto Disney Junior US

http://kidscreen.com/2012/09/27/the-hive-buzzes-onto-disney-junior-us/

Boutique distributor Bejuba! Entertainment has secured a broadcasting deal with Disney Junior US to air preschool series The Hive from October 2012.

The 26 x half-hour series from Monumental Productions, Lupus Films and DQ Entertainment is now seen in more than 150 countries worldwide and has been a ratings success in the UK on Disney Junior and ITV, as well as internationally on Disney Junior, and in Australia on ABC.

The Walt Disney Company has now taken cable and satellite rights for the series in all territories except Australia and Israel.

Recent deals include sales to Canada’s TeleQuebec and Knowledge Network, Finland’s YLE, Australia’s ABC and Israel’s Hop.

Expansion across platforms is also moving forward thanks to a deal made last June by the IP’s licensing agent Space Enterprises that will bring the series to the LeapPad learning tablet and Leapster Explorer console.

In addition, Space and Avanquest are set to launch iOS mobile apps based on the brand and other licensees include Jupiter Toys (wooden toys and furniture), Mookie Toys (master toy), EMI Publishing, Moonpig, Blues Clothing and Aykroyds TDP.

Bejuba! Entertainment has acquired the distribution rights for the new 2D animated comedy adventure series called "Ghosts of Time"

Bejuba! Reports Ghost Sightings to Increase

June 20, 2012 - Bejuba! Entertainment has acquired the distribution rights for the new 2D animated
comedy adventure series called “Ghosts of Time”. The 26 half hour series is produced by Three’s a
Company Productions in Australia for Network 7. The series is for 6-12 year olds and follows the
adventures of a group of friends who have to help a cursed and mischievous ghost return his stolen
wares. It’s delivering now.

“A fresh fun series like this is just what the doctor ordered.” Says Tatiana Kober, president of Bejuba!
Entertainment. “There’s a dearth of great programming worldwide for this age group, and this series is
fun, and adventurous. Ghosts, time travel, kids getting ghostly powers? What’s not to love?”
“For us Ghosts of Time was chance to revisit the classic humor and adventure of some of our great
sitcoms from the past, but reshaped for a 21st Century young audience.” Says Geoff Watson of Three’s A
Company, “We have used 2D animation and have captured a revived retro feel that is fresh.”
Ghosts of Time, created by Karen Horne, follows 4 kids who meet Theo, a mischievous and eccentric old
ghost. He’s trapped in his derelict mansion unless he returns his stolen antiques to the rightful owners
he stole them from in the first place. Whenever the kids and Theo touch the stolen antique, they get
transported back in time. Then the fun begins as they have to figure out who the piece belongs to and
return the artifact. When the kids time travel, they too take on ghostly powers, which takes some
getting used to!

Stella and Sam around the World with New Sales and Award Nominations

STELLA AND SAM around the World with New Sales and Award Nominations.

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(Ontario, Canada) (Feb 22, 2012) Bejuba! Entertainment, the executive production/distribution company announced new sales for STELLA AND SAM, the award-winning pre-school series, based on the best-selling books by Marie-Louise Gay. The series is produced by Radical Sheep Productions in Canada, and is commissioned by Disney JR Canada. zincRoe created the comphensive interactive components to the series. As the second series (13 x half hour, 26 x 11min) delivers this month, Sandrine Pechels de Saint Sardos, VP of Distribution for Bejuba! revealed new sales with Canal + (France), NRK(Norway), RUV(Iceland), and Estonian Public Broadcasting. “STELLA AND SAM has already been sold to a number of prestigious channels globally (YLE, HOP, Disney Australia, PakaPaka Argentina, TFO) and this latest raft of the sales

reflects the nods the series has been getting on the awards circuit.”

The Prix Jeunesse Awards recently announced that the series is a finalist in the “up to 6” division for this June’s awards ceremony. “We’re delighted with this latest nomination by the European community and believe that the world is falling in love with these soon to be classic characters,” says John Leitch, President of Radical Sheep Productions. “We’re also excited about our three young lead actors being nominated for the upcoming Actra Awards later this month.”

Radical Sheep Productions adapted STELLA AND SAM for Family Channel/Disney Junior from the award-winning book series by Marie-Louise Gay. The books have sold in over 30 countries and have sold over 1 million books. With wild red hair and an imagination to match, nine-yearold Stella is truly a ‘star’ in the eyes of her four-year-old brother Sam. As they explore the world in all its seasons, Stella and Sam encounter backyard quests and comical mishaps. Every day is a new adventure as Stella and Sam share the joy of discovering that they have what it takes to face the biggest adventure of all – growing up. STELLA AND SAM is animated with the unique watercolour style that reflects the familiar illustrations of Marie-Louise Gay and features storylines that are inspired by the imaginative play of children.

Stella and Sam (26 x half hours; 52 x 11min -13 x half hours available now) recently garnered the 2012 and 2011 Platinum Pixie award for Animation, the 2011 Banff Rocky Awards, Children’s Programs 2+ Fiction category and the GRAND PRIZE at the 2011 Youth Media Alliance Awards.

Stella and Sam Head into Mipcom Securing New Sales

Bejuba! Entertainment announces a raft of deals as they zoom into MIP .

Sandrine Pechels de Saint Sardos, VP of distribution announced a raft of deals for Bejuba!  Entertainment today.  “It’s been a busy few months, and we’re delighted that we’ll be entering the market with a host of new deals. “

“Stella and Sam”, the pre-school series produced by Radical Sheep Productions for PLAYHOUSE DISNEY Canada – Family Channel, has been sold to TFO, YLE, NRK, HOP,  .  The series is based on the hit book series by Marie Louise Gay which have sold over 1 million books worldwide, and been sold to over 30 countries.  Stella and Sam are brother and sister who embark on adventures led by older Stella.  The series launches on October 3rd in French.

Zooville – a 52 x 5 minute series celebrating the animals in your neighborhood and  created by B612 has been sold to Cartoon Network Italy, and TVO.  The series is in its third season on SRC Canada.  A smashing new website has been created with the help of the ….Media Fund.  The website adds an entirely new dimension to the factual and entertaining series.

Bun and Bunee, a series of shorts 52 x 1 minutes has sold to Disney Latin America.

The Hive has also secured more sales as it begins its delivery.  YLE Finland, ABC Australia, Hop Israel have all pre-bought the series.