Portfolio Entertainment has secured a raft of new broadcast deals for Dr Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That including one with Sky Kids in the UK for seasons two and three of the 2D animated series.
Sky Kids is also taking on four new educational games based on the popular series, called Build-ma-loo, Invention Engine, Camp Time, and Arcade Escape, while French speaking Canada will be treated to the series’ seasons one and two via Unis TV.
Portfolio has also inked deals for the one hour seasonal special, The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot about Christmas with KiKa in Germany and NRK in Norway.
“The enduring legacy of Dr. Seuss’ beloved character lives on as a new generation of kids around the world will be going on adventures with the Cat in the big striped hat and his friends,” said Donnie MacIntyre, VP of sales and business development at Portfolio Entertainment. “Portfolio’s catalogue of best-in-class children’s content continues to attract leading global kids broadcasters and we’re delighted that our partners will be bringing this classic series and holiday special to their audiences.”
Fuelled by curiosity and imagination, the Cat leads best friends Nick and Sally on extraordinary adventures into the natural world. With the help of Thing One and Thing Two and their whimsically versatile Thinga-ma-jigger they’ll go anywhere from the bottom of the ocean to the centre of a beehive. The Cat in the Hat ‘knows a lot’ but he doesn’t know everything, making him the perfect guide to learning and fun.
Inspired by the animated original series, The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That Christmas! is a one-hour holiday movie, originally broadcast on PBS Kids, bringing our favourite characters together to discover the magic of Christmas.
Produced by Portfolio Entertainment and Collingwood O’Hare Productions, in association with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Random House Children’s Entertainment, Treehouse, and PBS Kids, The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That! is based on Random House’s best-selling Beginner Book collection, “The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library.”
The award-winning series has been sold to broadcasters and digital platforms in over 170 markets worldwide.