Blue Ant International Expands Distribution Business And Enters The Kids Category With A New Slate Available At MipJunior

By September 14, 2017International, Press Releases

Blue Ant International adds over 200 hours of new premium kids content to its robust catalog from Blue Ant Media’s top-tier production companies, including programming from NHNZ, Northern Pictures and Beach House Pictures

Teddies (45×30’HD), produced by Beach House Pictures and Northern Pictures, stars four teddy bear friends – Dom, Meeks, Sparky and Tizzy – who live in the wonderful world of Teddytown

Toronto, ON (September 14, 2017) Blue Ant International, a division of Blue Ant Media and leaders in global content distribution, announced today that it has expanded its distribution business with a new premium kids offering for international buyers. Working with Blue Ant Media’s recently acquired global production businesses, NHNZNorthern Pictures and Beach House Pictures, the distributor will add over 200 hours of content created for the preschool market and kids ages 6-11 to its offering, all available at MipJunior 2017.  

“MipJunior marks the launch of our new kids & family offering. We tip our hats to our premium production partners such as NHNZ, Beach House Pictures and Northern Pictures who have created strong and compelling stories to engage children of all ages,” said Solange Attwood, SVP, Blue Ant International. “Blue Ant International is honoured to join the kids community and our team is looking forward to representing titles such as Teddies (45×30’HD) and ZooMoo’s Wild Friends (180×30’HD) to buyers across all platforms worldwide.”

New kids slate available at MipJunior:

Teddies (45×30’HD), produced by Beach House Pictures and Northern Pictures for Okto and Channel 9, stars four teddy bear friends – Dom, Meeks, Sparky and Tizzy – who live in the wonderful world of Teddytown. Like kids, these bear friends are learning what it’s like to grow up; making friends, being kind to others, helping out, making mistakes and respecting and appreciating others. Aimed at the preschool market, this entertaining and endearing series also assists children in their development of social and emotional skills.  

ZooMoo’s Wild Friends (180×30’HD; NHNZ for ZooMoo), introduces two to seven-year-olds—and their parents—to the natural world using puppetry, animation and wildlife footage designed to inspire a love of animals and nature. From engaging segments such as Gigglebox, where the animals will make you laugh, to Storytime, where Mamma O’ tells magical animal tales from around the world, each series within ZooMoo’s Wild Friends reinforces learning through association and repetition and encourages open-ended thinking and creativity.

Creature Mania! (65×30’HD; Northern Pictures for ZooMoo) is an action-packed half hour show made up of ten short, pacy segments that keep young viewers engaged and interested in all the crazy creatures we have to explore. From archive footage to energetic host Alfie engaging with kids and pets in the studio, Creature Mania! is a colourful, varied and utterly hilarious show for all the animal lovers out there – leaving nothing and no one behind.

In addition, Most Extreme – Alien Planet Earth (65×30’HD; Northern Pictures for ZooMoo) showcases sequences of extreme animal and human behaviour, linked by a presenter in the character role of an alien explorer. Each episode examines a distinct animal behaviour as we count down the most extreme speedsters to the most extreme stinkers.

All titles listed are available for distribution. To book a meeting with Blue Ant International at MipJunior, please contact international@blueantmedia.ca.

Blue Ant International, a Blue Ant Media division, is a leading content distribution company with the largest slate of native 4K nature and wildlife content globally. Its diverse catalog of over 3,000+ hours includes award-winning factual, factual entertainment, lifestyle, reality, documentary series, high impact docs and blockbuster formats. With offices in the UK and Toronto, the company’s library includes Paranormal Survivor (Our House Media; 40×60’HD), Orangutan Jungle School (NHNZ; 10×60’4K), Haunted Case Files (Our House Media; 13×60’HD) and How The World Ends (CMJ Productions; 6×60’HD). Blue Ant International has operations out of Toronto (Canada), London (UK) and Sydney (Australia). blueantinternational.com  

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