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Silvergate heads to MIP Jnr with “most exciting portfolio to date”

The international TV production and brand licensing company Silvergate Media is heading into MIP Jnr with its “most exciting portfolio of children’s IP to-date,” marking its plans to expand its roster of partners, and explore international opportunities.

Currently, Silvergate is in production on four new properties for top-tier partners including Disney, Nickelodeon, and Netflix.  The slate includes the animated series Monkey with a Tool Belt launching on Netflix in 2020, and Made by Maddie commission for Nickelodeon in 2020.

Meanwhile, the multi award-winning series, Hilda, will return for a second series earmarked for Netflix in 2020, after its debut on Netflix in autumn 2018. Silvergate is inviting expressions of interest from global linear broadcast partners for the first season of Hilda for delivery in 2020.

Of course, Octonauts is Silvergate’s well-travelled international breakthrough success, and is a top priority for the company heading into MIP Jnr. The franchise currently has two new 70-minute movies set to hit Chinese market in 2020, before the IP will undergo a much-anticipated re-fresh in 2021.

The brand new Octonauts will be fully realised in an innovative new spin-off series Octonauts: Above and Beyond that combines the high-octane action and stunning creative that has come to define the brand.

Then there’s Made by Maddie which has been commissioned by Nickelodeon and will premiere in autumn 2020. The fashion-first series, set in the heart of NYC, features the titular character as a breath-of-fresh air heroine who inspires imaginative thinking, resourcefulness and positivity.

“Strong storytelling, high quality animation and original content are at the heart of everything we do here at Silvergate Media,” said Waheed Alli, CEO at Silvergate Media. “We have one of our strongest creative and development pipelines ever. It’s an extremely exciting time for the company.”

Silvergate rounds out its impressive portfolio with the debuts of three new series that it will be presenting at MIP for the first time. These include SuperKitties, Super Duper Molly Cooper, and Innards.

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent some six years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@bizmedia.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobHutchins3 if ranting is your thing...

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