Dot to Dot Productions is looking to link up with licensing partners for its trio of shows, Footy Pups, (which airs on CBeebies), Art Ninja (CBBC) and School of Roars (CBeebies and US channel Sprout).
The TV company responsible for such hits as Big Cook, Little Cook, Get Squiggling! and Fun With Claude is already dealing with significant interest from the licensing community, with a DVD agreement and a book deal with a major publisher already signed for School of Roars. A licensing programme for Art Ninja is also in the offing, with a publishing deal close to being finalised, and a major store chain ready to sign up for a range of art packs featuring the brand.
“All these shows have significant licensing potential across any number of categories,” says Dot To Dot MD, Jo Killingley. “We have past experience in the sector, as Big Cook Little Cook enjoyed a lot of licensing success, which has given us the confidence to deal with licensors directly. We would like to hear from any potential partners ready to tap into the huge popularity of these brands.”
Footy Pups is narrated by John ‘voice of football’ Motson, and hosted by England and Arsenal ace Rachel Yankey OBE, who in each episode teaches a different skill to a group of children and a 5-a-side team of animated canines called the Footy Pups. School of Roars is a pre-school animation that follows the adventures of five little monsters as they experience school for the very first time and learn monstery lessons in maths, music, cookery and life skills. Art Ninja, currently in its third series, features expert animator Ricky, who has mind-boggling drawing and painting skills.