Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Nick Jr. Too UK Acquires Rights to 'Floogals'

Independent UK production company Nevision has struck an agreement with Nick Jr. Too in the UK for its hit animated series Floogals! From December 2018, the Viacom-owned preschool channel will air the first 52 x 11’ episodes of the series which is co-produced by Nevision, Zodiak Kids Studios and Universal Kids with UK animation studio Jellyfish Pictures.

Update (5/11): Nick Jr. Too will premiere Floogals on Monday 3rd December 2018, and will air the series at 9:00am, 3:00pm and 7:00pm!


Currently in production on a third season for co-production partner Universal Kids, NBCUniversal and commissioned by Channel 5’s Milkshake!, Floogals is a ground-breaking mix of photo-real CGI, and live action. Fleeker, Flo and Boomer are pocket-sized alien adventurers on a mission to observe, experience and detail the new and exciting world around them – Planet Earth! Arriving in their spaceship with a bump from the distant planet Floog, the Floogals are on a mission to document everything around them in the peculiar world of “hoomans”. Whilst trying to keep their presence a secret, the innately inquisitive Floogals discover the wonders of our big, exciting and sometimes baffling world as we see it from their tiny perspective – four inches off the ground!

In the UK Floogals is in the Top 5 shows for the Milkshake! block and has also reached a total of 8.1 million viewers since launching in July 2017.

Louise Bucknole, Vice President (VP) Programming VIMN Kids said “We are delighted to be introducing the adventurous and curious world of Floogals to the Nick Jr. Too audience.”


Nigel Pickard, Executive Producer and Director at Nevision added “Floogals goes from strength to strength on both sides of the Atlantic, continuing to be a top-rated show for both Univeral Kids and Milkshake! We are excited that Nick Jr Too has picked up the show which will introduce the Floogals to a whole new audience across the UK.”

Floogals has proven to be a huge success globally. Zodiak Kids has sold the series to multiple territories including: ABC Australia, Canal Plus (France), Cartoonito and DeAJunior (Italy), Discovery Kids (Latin America), TVO & Knowledge Network (Canada), Hop! Channel (Israel), Mediacorp (Singapore), Thai PBS (Thailand), Spectrum Film (Indonesia), YLE (Finland), Canal Panda (Portugal), MBC (Middle East), Discovery (Asia) and RT (Hong Kong). NCircle has also picked up the DVD rights for North America.

About Nick Jr. Too

Where every day’s an adventure, Nick Jr. Too is a top-performing commercial pre-school entertainment channel in cable and satellite homes. The channel launched as Nick Jr. 2 in 2006 and was rebranded to Nick Jr. Too in 2014. Nick Jr. Too’s pre-school programming includes favourite shows Peppa Pig, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, Digby Dragon, Kiva Can Do and The Day Henry Met. Video clips, games, exclusive activities and downloads can be found online at nickjr.co.uk and on the Nick Jr. Play app. Nick Jr. Too is available on Sky 620 and Virgin 716.

The Nickelodeon Network is a top-performing commercial kids TV network in the UK and Ireland with Nickelodeon channels available in over 13 million cable and satellite homes. Having launched in 1993 Nickelodeon UK comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and their families, and is a joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks and BSkyB.

About Nevision

Nevision is an independent production company that originates, produces and facilitates content creation; curating and nurturing a project from inception to exploitation. Nevision exclusively represents an investment group and is able to access deficit funding as required.

The company has a broad slate of series including: animated series Floogals for Universal Kids in US and an English-language version for Channel 5’s Milkshake! in the UK; scripted series Keeping Faith with Vox Pictures for BBC and S4C, currently in production on series two, and Alex with SF Studios in Sweden for Viaplay, also in production on season two. Nevison’s first feature documentary Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards is now available on Netflix globally following its theatrical release last year.

Nevision’s board includes some of the UK’s most experienced and creative business executives including James Cabourne, Nigel Pickard, Neil Zeiger and Tim Buxton with a string of globally renowned production credits to their names.

Nevision also owns a stake in boutique financing and distribution company About Premium Content (APC), with offices in Paris and London.

About Zodiak Kids

Led by Benoit di Sabatino, Zodiak Kids is a global independent leader in kids entertainment, combining Banijay Group’s dedicated kids production company, consumer products, digital and TV sales division. The company’s production arm is Zodiak Kids Studios, with offices in Paris & London, which produce animation and live action programming for a wide range of international broadcasters and audiences worldwide. Zodiak Kids has dedicated international sales and consumer products teams representing programming from Zodiak Kids Studios and third-party producers.

Zodiak Kids boasts one of the largest, high-quality kids catalogues in the world, which includes; Mister Maker, the ultimate arts and craft show; LoliRock, the series bursting with music, magic, and mystery; Totally Spies!, the international hit animation series; BAFTA award-winning Secret Life of Boys for CBBC in the UK & ABC Australia; Millie Inbetween, the CBBC ratings-hit with multiple series; the hit kids drama series The Lodge for Disney worldwide; and international animation series Magiki, Kody Kapow and Lilybuds.

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Originally published: Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

Source: The Fan Carpet; H/T: TVKIDS; Schedule source: Digiguide.
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