Global sales secured across kids and family slate including Hero Elementary, Do You Know? and The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That!
Leading media company Portfolio Entertainment has secured a host of international deals across its slate of acclaimed series including the first sale of its brand-new half hour family Christmas special Where Oliver Fits: A Christmas Eve Tale and series of shorts Where Oliver Fits (9 x 2.5’) to Discovery Kids Latin America.
Portfolio’s action-packed animated series Hero Elementary (40 x 30’) will be heading to SIC for Portugal and CTC for Russia. CTC has also renewed its commitment for seasons one, two and three of hit 2D animated series The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That! (160 x 11’) and live action preschool series Do You Know? (50 x 15’) for season one and two as well as inking a new deal for season four (25 x 15’). Season five of the popular edutainment series Do You Know? (18 x 15’) has been secured for TVB for Hong Kong.
“We can’t wait for kids around the world to meet Oliver,” says Donnie MacIntyre, Portfolio’s VP of Sales & Business Development. “His adventurous spirit and can-do attitude as he searches for his place in the world will provide young audiences with all the excitement and entertainment they are looking for this holiday season.”
In partnership with the CMF/SRF Digital Animated Series Program and Corus Entertainment’s Treehouse TV, Portfolio Entertainment’s Where Oliver Fits: A Christmas Eve Tale, and accompanying series of shorts, is based on the hit Canadian children’s book Where Oliver Fits by Cale Atkinson. The heartfelt animated comedy special and series explore the challenges of not knowing where you fit in with your friends, and how to be yourself.
Hero Elementary is produced by Portfolio and Twin Cities PBS for PBS Kids and is a fun-filled education driven series aimed at kids aged 4–7 following the pupils of the titular institution – a place where youngsters with superpowers learn how to use their unique gifts.
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.
Do You Know? is produced by 7 Wonder and features YouTube sensation and technology vlogger Maddie Moate as she makes the leap from the Internet to TV. The fresh, high-energy series aimed at ages 4–7 answers some of the world’s most pressing questions and explores everyday objects and familiar places in a kid-friendly way, while parents also pick up some intriguing watercooler facts.