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