A new pre-school show featuring three dinosaurs called Bob, Gwen and Tony, has been given the green light by BBC Worldwide, Cbeebies and Treehouse.
Dinopaws went into production in December 2012 and is planned for delivery in spring 2014. It is due to air in 2014 in Canada and the UK, and on BBC Worldwide's Cbeebies channels across its six key markets - Poland, the Nordic region, Africa, Australia, Asia and the Latin American and US Hispanic markets.
BBC Worldwide has also picked up global TV distribution rights (outside of the UK and Canada) and global merchandising rights.
The show is a co-production between Impossible Kids (UK), Kindle Entertainment (UK) and Guru Studio (Canada).
"We continue to grow our international Cbeebies channels and our children's portfolio worldwide, and are really excited to partner with such strong and creative channels and producers," said Henrietta Hurford-Jones, director of Cbeebies investment at BBC Worldwide. "Dinopaws will bring a burst of pre-historic, pre-school energy and enlightenment into all our lives."
Jamie Piekarz, head of original programming at Treehouse, added: "We are extremely excited to be working on such a creative series. The characters have real warmth and comedy, and manage to perfectly capture a child's sense of magical imagination."
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