Thursday, December 14

Cartoon Network on acquiring spree

Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network has acquired animated comedy Wishfart for the UK, Africa and Israel from Canadian distributor and producer Bejuba! Entertainment.

Meanwhile, Discovery Italy has also acquired rights to the 20 x half-hour series.

Created by Dan Williams, Lienne Sawatsky and John Hazlett, Wishfart follows a teen leprechaun named Dez who is new to granting wishes.

Becoming the first broadcaster besides Teletoon to acquire the series, CITV also recently picked up free-TV rights of the toon.

Meanwhile, the Network has acquired season three of Animaccord’s Masha and the Bear to air in 26 countries across Latin America.

Though the show’s third season was screened in Brazilian cinemas last year, but the full season has yet to air in the region.

Masha and the Bear‘s third season has already sold to global channels including Universal Kids (US), Treehouse (Canada) and France 5 (France).

Following a mischievous little girl named Masha and her father-like friend Bear, the CGI-animated show has been airing for nine years after finding success in Russia, where Animaccord is based.