Paris, 24th November, 2017
UYoung Takes on SVOD, Broadcast and Licensing Rights to Globetrotting Cats
Premium kids content distributor Federation Kids & Family and its sister production company Cottonwood Media are delighted to announce a key new partnership with leading Chinese family entertainment company UYOUNG for their hit preschool show THE OLLIE & MOON SHOW (52 x 11). In a far-reaching, multi-platform deal, UYOUNG has acquired all SVOD, broadcast and licensing rights for mainland China.
As one of the fastest growing and most prestigious children’s and family production, TV sales and merchandising companies in China, UYOUNG is perfectly positioned to give THE OLLIE & MOON SHOW a solid foothold in the largest and fastest growing market in Asia. The popular show – starring two cute and kooky cats with a knack for spinning everyday life into zany globetrotting adventures – is already broadcast in over 160 territories across three continents, including in the US where it recently earned the coveted Common Sense Media Seal. The prestigious endorsement recognizes “standout new shows that offer exceptional media experiences for families to watch, talk about, and learn from together.”
Clara Yang, VP International Business UYOUNG commented: “Cats are considered lucky mascots in China so we feel very lucky and delighted to be representing this exciting new property in the region. With strong visual humour we think The Ollie & Moon Show has all the ingredients to deliver success in China.”
“We are delighted to take our first foray into China with the best partner possible, and are proud to work with a company that shares our love for great creative work,” added David Michel, President of Cottonwood Media and Federation Kids & Family. “UYOUNG’s commitment to a broad-based licensing program is key to OLLIE & MOON’s success, and we are excited to see how it will perform with the Chinese audience, both on TV and in consumer products.”
THE OLLIE & MOON SHOW has been acquired by leading networks worldwide including Universal Kids’ Sprout (US), Netflix (US, Canada), France Television (France), Discovery Kids (LatAm, Middle East), TVO (Canada), VRT (Belgium), and Knowledge (Canada), among others.
Produced by leading French Kids Content company Cottonwood Media, the series is based on the best-selling Ollie & Moon books created by author and illustrator Diane Kredensor. Kredensor, who is also a creative producer on the show, is an Emmy Award-winning artist, director and producer whose credits include “Pinky and the Brain” and “Clifford the Big Red Dog.” The show was developed in collaboration with Kredensor by Robert Vargas (Wonderpets, Henry Hugglemonster), and David Michel (Totally Spies!, Get Blake).
The Ollie & Moon Show is distributed by Cottonwood Media’s sister company Federation Kids & Family.
About Cottonwood Media
A subsidiary of Federation Entertainment, Cottonwood Media was created by David Michel, Zoé Carrera & Cécile Lauritano. With offices in Los Angeles and Paris, the company creates, produces and invests in premium, talent-driven content with a focus on bringing together North American and European audiences, on both linear and non-linear platforms. Cottonwood Media‘s widely sold shows include: animated preschool hit The Ollie & Moon Show, sold in 150 countries and recipient of the coveted Common Sense Media Seal; premium live action ballet series Find me in Paris, co-produced with ZDF and ZDF Enterprises; and Squish, an animated comedy for 6-11 year-olds based on the NYT Best-Selling books by Jennifer and Matthew Holm, among others. Cottonwood Media is the production arm of Federation Kids & Family, the global family distribution division of Federation Entertainment which distributes original content from both companies as well as third party acquisitions.
About Federation Kids & Family
Headed by co-founder David Michel, Federation Kids & Family is a global kids’ content producer and distributor, and a division of Federation Entertainment, a leading global media group specializing in high-end international programming. Federation Kids & Family distributes original content from Federation’s children’s production arm, Cottonwood Media such as animated preschool series The Ollie and Moon Show, animated comedy Squish for 6-10 year olds, daily teen dramas Find me in Paris and Love, Divina, as well as premium third party programming.
Founded in 2000 in Beijing, UYoung Culture & Media (UYoung) is a leading Chinese kids & family media and entertainment company dedicated to creating and spreading joyfulness to children and their families. In addition to creating original kids Intellectual Property Brands for the Global market, UYoung acquires, distributes and manages the consumer products of esteemed international kids properties for the Chinese market including: Moon and Me, In the Night Garden, Lily’s Driftwood Bay and Shaun the Sheep.
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