The Foundation (part of the RDF Media Group) has revealed that Decode Entertainment is now on board as co-production partner for new pre-school series Way to Blue (working title).
The new 100x20-minute series, which was announced earlier this year, is a mix of animation and live action, featuring children aged four to six. It will air on Cbeebies from 2009.
Decode will be overseeing the animation which will be produced in Canada and will take distribution rights in the territory. The Foundation will be shooting the live action in the UK this summer.
"We are delighted to have Decode as our co-producer on Way to Blue," said Nigel Pickard, The Foundation's chairman. "Their wealth of experience in this area makes them the ideal partner on the animation side and we look forward to developing Way to Blue together to become the pre-school property of 2009 and 2010."
Way to Blue was commissioned by Michael Carrington, the controller of Cbeebies.
RDF Kids & Family holds all other worldwide rights in all media in the property and will distribute Way to Blue to the global pre-school market.