ABC3 acquires new BBC kids’ titles
Big Babies, two 'babies' with the heads and voices of grown men, are amongst new titles acquired by ABC3.
ABC3 has recently acquired new and returning children’s titles from BBC Worldwide, which tally to more than 67 hours of content.
The deal features a mix of genres including comedy, natural history, drama and wildlife.
New comedy Big Babies (13×15’), following the adventures of two ‘babies’ with the heads and voices of grown men, will premiere in 2011. It combines live action, puppetry and computer generated imagery.
In Inside Life (10×30’) ten children go on location behind the camera of BBC Worldwide’s natural history series Life. It will also premiere later in 2011.
The deal also includes:
M.I. High series 5 (13×30’ A Kudos Film and Television production for BBC) sees our favourite teen spies return to a new term at St Hopes and new adventures in their quest to protect Britain from dastardly villains and other threats to national security.
Horrible Histories (13×30’ A Lion Television/All3 Media production in association with Citrus Television for CBBC MMX) is based on the award-winning children’s book series written by Terry Deary and illustrated by Martin Brown. Series 2 and 3 tell more tales of foul facts and despicable deeds and rampaging rakes, enacted through a mix of live action and animation and narrated by show’s host, Rattus Rattus.
Deadly 60 series 2 (20×30’ & 6×30’ specials, A BBC Production) brings Steve Backshall back on the trail of some of the most deadly animals on the planet from the Arctic to South America.
Robyn Campbell, BBC Worldwide Australia’s Sales Manager, New Zealand and Children’s said, “We are immensely proud to distribute quality children’s content that delivers the highest standards in production and story-telling for kids of all ages.
“These programs really highlight that quality and we are delighted that ABC3 will carry this content to Australia’s younger audiences.”