Allcroft reacquires Mumfie

Creator of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends buys back rights for 90s production.
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Britt Allcroft has purchased the underlying rights to the Magic Adventures of Mumfie from Bridgefilms for an undisclosed sum.

The transaction includes rights to Mumfie the Movie, Mumfie’s White Christmas, 33 half-hour episodes, 26 original songs, the right to produce and exploit new Mumfie productions and merchandising and artwork rights.

Allcroft wrote and produced Britt Allcroft’s Magic Adventures of Mumfie for worldwide broadcast in the 1990s, after being inspired by a book she owned as a child. Bridgefilms, a joint venture company in the Hit Entertainment Group bought the property in 1999.

“Getting Mumfie back fulfils a dream I have had for years of getting a second chance to provide Mumfie the nurturing he needs. With the explosion in cable, satellite and digital technologies, there are exciting new opportunities to revitalise Mumfie to help satisfy the growing hunger for entertainment that families can grow up with,' Allcroft said.

'We are pleased to reach a satisfactory agreement that is in the interest of both our investors and Britt Allcroft. Britt's passion for the property gives us confidence 'Mumfie' remains in good hands,' Jim Weight, director of Bridgefilms and Hit Entertainment, added.

Mumfie aired on ITV in the UK and the Fox network in the US between 1994 and 1999.

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