Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand has acquired the broadcast rights to the Emmy Award winning CG-animated preschool series Bing Bunny for its top-performing preschool channel, Nick Jr. Australia and New Zealand!
Bing follows a pre-school bunny named Bing as he experiences the world around him. The series uses small everyday occurrences to demonstrate how he learns new ways to manage situations with the help of his carer, Flop, and his family and friends - Sula, Amma, Pando, Padget, Coco, and Charlie. The show's central phrase is "It's a Bing thing!" which Flop intones at the end of each episode when Bing has successfully conquered a troubling task or enjoyed a new childhood experience.
Developed by Acamar Films, the series is based on the popular children's books by Ted Dewan, and is produced by Acamar Films, Brown Bag Films, Tandem Films and Digitales Studios. The series is executive produced by former Nickelodeon UK executive Howard Litton, Lucy Murphy, and Philip Bergkvist.
Distributed by Aardman's sales division, which struck the new deal with Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand, Bing airs on CBeebies in the UK, BBC Worldwide channels in Africa, ABC in Australia, RTE in Ireland, Clan in Spain and NRK in Norway, and has also just launched on Canal+ in Poland. Disney Junior has also just acquired the rights for its preschool channel in southeast Asia.
"We are delighted to be announcing further sales for Bing in even more of our key territories," said Alison Taylor, head of sales and acquisitions at Aardman.
"It's fantastic to see so many broadcasters realising the charm and originality of the series, and the many opportunities the brand presents."
Fans can visit bingbunny.com to find out more about the Bing Bunny and his friends.
Original source: TBI Vision; Additional source: Wikipedia.
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