VEGAS 2010: In the Night Garden goes Stateside

BBC Worldwide and Ragdoll Productions close deal to sell series to Discovery Communications-Hasbro multi-platform joint venture
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From October 2010, children in the US will be able to watch the award-winning pre-school series in the US for the first time.

Neil Ross Russell, MD of children's global brands and licensed consumer products said: “In the Night Garden has enchanted pre-schoolers and their families across the world with its endearing characters and beautiful, vivid settings and imagery - all filmed in high-definition.

"We’re thrilled to be part of The Hub’s inaugural line-up and for US audiences to experience In the Night Garden.” 

Produced by Ragdoll Productions for Ragdoll Worldwide, In the Night Garden is a BBC Worldwide/Ragdoll joint venture.

The series is a modern televisual interpretation of a nursery rhyme picture book, and takes children on an imaginative journey to meet a host of wonderful toy characters living together within a happy and caring woodland community.

In the Night Garden has been a success in the UK, earning high-ratings, awards, including Best Pre-school Program at the 2010 Broadcast Awards and BAFTA’s for Best Pre-school Live Action in 2007 and 2008, as well as critical acclaim since its launch in 2007.

The show has sold over 1 million DVDs, 2.5 million books and 4.4 million plush toys in the UK alone. TV sales now total 35 countries including Canada, Australia, Spain and China, with the show being translated into 19 languages.

The Hub has secured broadcasting rights for all 100 x 30 episodes of In the Night Garden.


In The Night Garden

The combination of colourful characters that make odd noises set among a magical background has proved a winning formula yet again for Ragdoll.

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