Saturday, September 22

Milkshake! acquires pre-school series Floogals

Floogals

Following a whole number of deals with broadcasters in Asia and France, Zodiak Kids pre-school series Floogals has been acquired by Channel 5′s Milkshake! that released a British version of the series earlier this week.

Milkshake! takes the series after recent pickups including Finnish toon Gigglebug, Poppy Cat and Simon.

Although the series has been made in the UK by Banijay Group’s Zodiak Kids Studios along with special effects company Jellyfish Pictures, it was only a Gaelic version that had earlier aired in the UK on BBC Alba.

The 52 x 11-minute series made its television debut across the pond on pre-school net Sprout last year. The series is a co-production between the NBCUniversal-owned channel, Nevision and Zodiak Kids.

Based on an original idea from Dan Good, Floogals follows the adventures of Fleeker, Flo and Boomer, a group of tiny, inquisitive aliens who head to Earth on a mission of discovery and learning.

Till now, the series has been sold in more than 150 territories to broadcasters that include Piwi+ (Canal +, France), Discovery Kids (Latin America), ABC (Australia), DeA Kids and Cartoonito (Italy), TVO and Knowledge Network (Canada), Hop! Channel (Israel), Spectrum Film (Indonesia), YLE (Finland), Canal Panda (Portugal), Thai PBS Kids, Radio Television (Hong Kong), MediaCorp (Singapore), WeKids (China), MBC (Middle East) and Discovery Kids Asia Networks (pan territory deal).

On the licensing side, the IP’s master toy partner, Florida-based toy company Just Play will launch products in the US this summer and across North America this fall.