原标题:Floogals gets British version for Milkshake!
Channel 5 has snapped up a British version of the Zodiak Kids CGI/live-action show for its newly refreshed Milkshake! preschool block.
By Jeremy Dickson, July 26, 2017

原标题:Zodiak Kids’ Floogals Lands in the U.K.
By Joanna Padovano Tong


继签约众多亚洲和法国电视台后,Zodiak Kids工作室的少儿系列动画《Floogals/好奇外星人》的版权已经被第五频道的儿童节目Milkshake!买下,在本周早些时候播出了这部动画的英国版本。

虽然该动画来源英国本土,由Banijay集团旗下Zodiak Kids工作室和英国特效公司Jellyfish Pictures完成制作,但目前在英国只有BBC Alba频道播出过它的苏格兰盖尔语版本。

《好奇外星人》总共52集,每集11分钟,由NBC环球旗下频道Newvision和Zodiak Kids联合出品,去年在美国学龄前频道Sprout上首播。万童已将本片带到中国并在大中华地区独家引进和运营,预计今年秋天将与中国观众见面。

源于著名动画制片人丹·古德(Dan Good)的原创构思,《好奇外星人》讲述了三个易拉罐大小的外星人弗雷克、芙洛和布莫刚来到地球,对一切都充满好奇,在这里展开了一段探索学习之旅的故事。

至今,该系列已经销往150多个地区的电视台及播出机构,包括Piwi+(法国Canal+)、Discovery Kids(拉丁美洲)、ABC (澳大利亚)、DeA Kids and Cartoonito (意大利)、 TVO and Knowledge Network (加拿大)、 Hop!频道 (以色列)、Spectrum Film (印度尼西亚)、YLE (芬兰)、Canal Panda (葡萄牙)、泰国PBS Kids、Radio Television (香港)、MediaCorp (新加坡)、 WeKids (中国)、 MBC (中东)以及Discovery Kids 亚洲电视网络(泛亚洲地区合约)。

关于动画的授权,本片的首要玩具合作伙伴、总部位于弗洛里达州的玩具生产大亨Toyco Just Play在今年暑假即将根据这部动画在北美推出全新相关产品。

Zodiak Kids的执行总裁Jean-Philippe Randisi 谈起这次与英国第五频道的合作时表示:“我们的动画在国际上有一定知名度,已经销往全球150多个国家和地区,很高兴这一次能在合作名单上再添上英国第五频道。这部大热的动画本身就产自英国,我相信Milkshake!节目会成为它完美的家!”

Sarah Muller——第五频道儿童组主任说:“我很高兴将这部英国本土出品的系列动画带给英国的观众。《好奇外星人》是一个精妙的英式故事,它会带领我们年轻的观众去到一个奇异有趣的世界。”

Newvision公司的导演Nigel Pickard是这部动画的执行制片,他补充道:“我们期待着与第五频道团队合作,使《好奇外星人》能够让英国的观众满意。”

在英国,《好奇外星人》成为著名儿童节目Milkshake! 在继收购芬兰出品的《臭虫笑笑(Gigglebug)》《波比猫(Poppy Cat)》和《西蒙的故事(Simon)》后纳入囊中的又一动画。

Following a raft of deals to broadcasters in Asia and France, Zodiak Kids preschool series Floogals has been acquired by Channel 5’s Milkshake!, which debuted a British version of the series earlier this week.

Although the series is homegrown in the UK by Banijay Group’s Zodiak Kids Studios with UK special effects company Jellyfish Pictures, only a Gaelic version had previously aired in the UK on BBC Alba.

The 52 x 11-minute series made its television debut across the pond on preschool net Sprout last year. The series is a co-production between the NBCUniversal-owned channel, Nevision and Zodiak Kids.

Based on an original idea from Dan Good, Floogals follows the adventures of Fleeker, Flo and Boomer, a group of tiny, inquisitive aliens who head to Earth on a mission of discovery and learning.

To date, the series has been sold in more than 150 territories to broadcasters including Piwi+ (Canal +, France), Discovery Kids (Latin America), ABC (Australia), DeA Kids and Cartoonito (Italy), TVO and Knowledge Network (Canada), Hop! Channel (Israel), Spectrum Film (Indonesia), YLE (Finland), Canal Panda (Portugal), Thai PBS Kids, Radio Television (Hong Kong), MediaCorp (Singapore), WeKids (China), MBC (Middle East) and Discovery Kids Asia Networks (pan territory deal).

On the licensing side, the IP’s master toy partner–Florida-based toyco Just Play–is set to launch products in the US this summer and across North America this fall.

In the UK, Milkshake! takes the series after recent pickups including Finnish toon Gigglebug, Poppy Cat and Simon.

Originally posted on Kidscreen.

Banijay Group’s Zodiak Kids has inked a U.K. deal with Channel 5’s Milkshake! for the popular preschool series Floogals, based on the original idea by Dan Good.

The freshman season of Floogals was revoiced with a U.K. cast and debuted earlier this week as part of Channel 5’s refreshed Milkshake! programming block. The show, which combines CGI and live action, is about a trio of pocket-sized alien adventurers. It was developed by Zodiak Kids Studios with Jellyfish Pictures. Co-production partners include Sprout and Nevision.

Zodiak Kids CEO Jean-Philippe Randisi remarked: “We are delighted to add Channel 5 to the global sales roster of over 150 territories that have already seen international success. Milkshake! will be a great U.K. home for this British-born hit.”

Sarah Muller, the head of children’s at Channel 5, noted: “I am so happy to be bringing this home-grown series to the Milkshake! audience. Floogals is a sophisticated piece of British storytelling that will bring a fantastic and funny world alive for our young audience.”

Nigel Pickard, executive producer of Floogals and director at Nevision, added: “We look forward to working with the Channel 5 team to create the British version of Floogals that will entertain and inform the British audience.”

Originally posted on TVKIDS.