Jetpack Distribution has announced three new deals that will see the top-ranking CGI animated series Moley (52 x 11 minutes) and the 30-minute special Master Moley: By Royal Invitation hit free-to-air screens in Germany and New Zealand, and TV screens in Brazil.
German public service broadcaster ZDF has acquired the free TV and video-on-demand (VOD) rights. The special launched in December.
Further afield, Latin America’s Globo has paid for the TV and SVOD rights to air in Brazil. Both the animated series and the 30-minute special are available on Globoplay, Brazil’s largest video streaming platform.
In New Zealand, the country’s leading broadcaster TVNZ has bought the free TV and VOD rights.
Following a massive launch campaign and premiere at London’s Leicester Square Odeon, Moley hit EMEA screens in October this year.
The uplifting family animation, aimed at ages four and upwards, is inspired by bedtime stories about a magical mole, created by entrepreneur James Reatchlous, and told to his daughters.
It features an award-winning cast including Warwick Davis, who is also Executive Producer, (Harry Potter, Star Wars, Moominvalley), Julie Walters (Mamma Mia!, Harry Potter, Billy Elliot), Gemma Arterton (Their Finest, Quantum of Solace) and Richard E. Grant (Can you Ever Forgive Me?, Horrid Henry: The Movie).
Jetpack’s CEO, Dominic Gardiner, says: “Charming, warm-hearted and extremely high quality, Moley is a timeless gem, perfect for families across the world. I’m very happy to see the show acquired by such prestigious networks, ones we highly value, respect and enjoy working with. We’re looking forward to bringing Moley to more screens globally.”