Paris, France – 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).