CJ E&M has acquired the exclusive rights to distribute Studio 100’s Big & Small and Zigby to Mainland China via television and video on demand. The shows were recently launched on China’s leading video content platform Youku-Tudou, which has more than 30 million paying subscribers.
The multiple award-winning pre-school puppetry series “Big & Small” (78 x 11 minutes) is produced by UK-based indie production house Kindle Entertainment, together with BBC and Studio 100 among others. The CGI series Zigby (52 x 11 minutes) is a co-production of Avrill Stark Entertainment and Big Animation, based on the HarperCollins Children’s Books series by Brian Paterson.
Both properties are distributed internationally by Studio 100 Media. CJ E&M is South Korea’s largest content and media company, while Youku-Tudou belongs to Chinese internet giant Alibaba.