New titles for KidsCo

Grossology, Rolie Polie Olie, Jacob Two-Two and Babar all coming to KidsCo.

KidsCo has licensed new content titles for 2013 including Beyblade, Grossology, Rolie Polie Olie, Jacob Two-Two and Babar.

The content acquired from Nelvana, owned by KidsCo joint-venture partner, Corus Entertainment, will begin in January.

Crime-solving adventure series Grossology, with cases “too disgusting for adults,” will launch in Australia, South Africa and Asia alongside classic favourites Rolie Polie Olie, Jacob Two-Two and Babar. Japanese series Beyblade: V Force will launch in Europe.

Hendrik McDermott, Managing Director of KidsCo, said: “2012 has been a year of content and dubbing investment for KidsCo, with our 2013 programming line-up looking stronger than ever. Working closely with our strategic shareholders, Corus Entertainment and NBCUniversal, we will be delivering a completely refreshed on-air look and much stronger content proposition from January 8. Our new Nelvana titles will mean that our valued affiliates can continue to deliver a compelling range of KidsCo’s safe, feel-good and diverse content to audiences worldwide.”

KidsCo also recently commissioned Matchbox Pictures to produce Zuzu and the Supernuffs, and vacquired the rights to My Place and animation Shelldon.

Further content from Nelvana will be announced early next year.

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