Sept. 14/17 (Ottawa) -- CITV UK have just acquired the UK free television rights for the kids 6-12 comedy animated series, W ishfart . Created by John Hazlett, Lienne Sawatsky and Dan Williams, the 20 x half hour/40 x 11 minute Wishfart iscommissioned by Corus Entertainment in Canada and premieres on their English animation network, TELETOON. Bejuba! Entertainment is the global distributor across all rights and will be taking the series to MIPCOM and MIPCOM JR.
Wishfart follows Dez, a teen leprechaun with rookie wish-granting powers who goes on wild escapades with his friends, a ghost girl named Akiko and a puffin called Puffin as they wrestle with wishes gone fantastically out of control.
Darren Nartey, ITV’s Programme Acquisitions Executive: “We are thrilled that CITV will be the home of Wishfart in the UK. The tone of this visually outstanding animation combined with great comedy will resonate with British Kids. The show will air Tuesdays at 5pm.”
“ITV is the first broadcaster outside Teletoon to acquire the series and we’re delighted with their passion for the series”, says Tatiana Kober of Bejuba! “The comedy and the camaraderie of the characters are real and even when things get a little crazy, they’re there for each other, and the laughs. We’re excited to take it to MIPCOM.”