Entara signs Magic Roundabout

Entara continues to expand its product portfolio, acquiring the UK licensing rights to cult classic The Magic Roundabout.
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Ellipsanime, Film Action, M6 and Disney Channel France have joined forces to produce a new 3D pre-school animation series based on the famous property. The new Magic Roundabout series will premiere in the UK on Nick Jr, while ZDF has acquired the German speaking rights.

Theresa Plummer-Andrews, the former head of acquisitions and co-productions for Children's BBC - now non-executive director of Entara - is UK executive producer for the new series, while Graham Ralph, known for directing Harry and his Bucket Full of Dinosaurs, is co-director.

"As planned, we are rapidly moving ahead with our strategy to acquire unique and cult properties to complement Entara's current strong portfolio and this cult classic, The Magic Roundabout, is without a doubt a perfect addition," said Daniel Isman, CEO of Entara.

"Our aim will be to attract a new generation of children that have never heard of the show, which we are confident we will achieve with the expertise of our highly experienced team and skillfully developed licensing programme."

Entara's current portfolio includes pre-school success Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks, CGI animation series Those Scurvy Rascals, Popworld, online teen community Habbo and Japanese property Domo.

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