International nets ride Viacom’s Pony
I’ts Pony launched on Nickelodeon
YLE2 in Finland, Televisa-owned Canal 5 in Mexico and Ecuador’s Teleamazonas have picked up an animated kids’ series from Viacom International Studios (VIS).
It’s Pony originated on Nickelodeon in the UK before launching on its sister channel in the US.
Created by British animation veteran Ant Blades and storyboarded, designed and animated by Blue Zoo Productions, the show follows the adventures of a little girl and her best friend – an enthusiastic, unpredictable and carefree pony.
The first 20×30′ season of the show will launch on YLE2, Canal 5 and Teleamazonas this autumn.
Meanwhile, VIS has acquired the distribution rights to several new children’s series, including Israel-based Nutz Productions’ Greenhouse Academy, Spell Keepers, Craft Party Israel and The Hood.
VIS has also acquired the rights to Israel-based Tedy Productions’ Forever, Keshet International’s Craft Party UK, Denmark-based Minicosmos’ IB the Dog and Christmas-themed gameshow Top Elf, produced for Nickelodeon by LA-based Ugly Brother Studios and Main Event Media.