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"Gigglebug" commissioned for season 2 - starts production in June

Copyright: Gigglebug Entertainment

Finnish animation and games studio Gigglebug Entertainment has landed a new commission, making Gigglebug the biggest pre-school series produced out of Finland to date. The new production starts on the back of delivering the first one to broadcasters in May 2016. Finland’s YLE and Switzerland’s SRF lead the new commission, with WDRmg distributing.

“There hasn’t been such a pre-school series out of Finland since the Moomins”, comments Anttu Harlin, CEO and producer of Gigglebug Entertainment.

The joint commission by YLE and SRF is exceptional. “This series has really found it’s audience in Finland. It radiates positive values and Gigglebug’s laughter is contagious” comments YLE producer, Kaisa Järnfelt.

“Season 2 is a true asset in terms of distribution”, says Stefanie Fischer, Head of Content at WDRmg. “With a total of 52 episodes, we can now offer a greater variety of Gigglebug’s hilarious stories, which makes the show even more attractive for international programme buyers.”

Gigglebug’s stories are influenced by the highly esteemed goals in the Finnish early education system. The positive effects of laughing together are used to teach children about their emotions and develop their resourcefulness.

“The creators have crafted a wonderful world with charming characters and smart stories”, SRF’s Marek Beles notes.

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Additional Information:
Anttu Harlin, CEO, producer
Gigglebug Entertainment Ltd
+358 50 575 4862
anttu.harlin@gigglebug.tv

Press release: "Gigglebug" - Season 2 (PDF)
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"Gigglebug" comes to Channel 5's "Milkshake!"

Copyright: Gigglebug Entertainment The British broadcaster is betting on Gigglebug’s international popularity in the online world and will stream the episodes of the series on Milkshake!’s first ever YouTube channel as well as on the block’s website, milkshake.tv.

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Reality and Comedy: New orginal WDR-formats on the market

Copyright: WDR Content buyers from all over the world can now purchase the rights to produce international adaptations or remakes of the brand new reality formats "My Garden on a Plate" (pictured) and "Made with Love" as well as the fictional comedy series "Suck it up!".

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"Little Sandman" added to sales catalogue

Copyright: Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb) The German cult programme as well as four additional children's formats that deal with dreaming and going to sleep are now available for international TV broadcasting, DVD publication and video on demand exploitation.

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"Shaun the Sheep": New licensed products for pet accessories

Copyrights: Trixie Heimtierbedarf Trixie, the European market leader for pet supplies, will expand its popular range of "Shaun the Sheep" accessoires. Pet-owners can look forward to new plush squeak toys and cosy dog comforters.

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“WildWoods”: broadcasting rights available now

Copyright: Sixteen South The new live action series by Irish production studio Sixteen South will be filmed in summer 2017. It features puppets in beautiful outdoor locations and aims to encourage children to appreciate nature.

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Kavaleer and WDRmg team up for "Dougie Noir"

Copyright: Kavaleer, WDRmg 2016 Kavaleer Productions and WDR mediagroup will collaborate on a new 52 x 11 action-comedy series for 6-11 year olds, "Dougie Noir". The (estimated) €4.5m series is scheduled to begin pre-production Summer 2017.

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On the way to new heights in international commercial orbit

Copyright: NICI Q Pootle 5 travels at full throttle, and not just aboard his spaceship! Renowned toy manufacturers NICI and Bullyland will launch a range of new merchandising products at retail stores across Europe and beyond.

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