WildBrain Spark to co-produce 26 new episodes of popular CG-animated comedy series; takes exclusive global AVOD rights to new instalment
London, UK – 4 February 2021 – WildBrain Spark, the premium kids and family AVOD network and studio, is partnering with Copenhagen Bombay to co-produce the third season of the charming non-dialogue 3D animated comedy series, Kiwi & Strit. Under the deal, WildBrain Spark also takes exclusive distribution rights to the show’s third season on YouTube, YouTube Kids and additional AVOD platforms worldwide (excluding China), and select rights to seasons one and two for these platforms. All other rights across the three seasons are handled by Copenhagen Bombay in-house sales department, Copenhagen Bombay Sales.
WildBrain Spark and Copenhagen Bombay will begin production on season three of Kiwi & Strit later this year, which will follow the same 26 x 5-minute format as the previous two seasons produced by Copenhagen Bombay. This partnership builds upon WildBrain Spark’s launch of the official Kiwi & Strit YouTube channel in September 2020. Targeting children aged two-six years, the channel features three-minute clip complications from the series, and generated over 600-thousand views and a watch time of 1.4-million minutes from September to December 2020. Copenhagen Bombay has recently completed production on season two of Kiwi & Strit, which is set to premiere this year.
Jon Gisby, EVP and Managing Director at WildBrain Spark, said: “With its wonderful humour and engaging characters, Kiwi & Strit is an ideal premium IP for co-production with WildBrain Spark. We look forward to bringing our deep data insights to the collaboration with Copenhagen Bombay on this third season and amplifying awareness of the brand through an effective AVOD strategy alongside linear broadcast.”
Sarita Christensen, CEO and Founder of the Danish media house, Copenhagen Bombay, said: “This new partnership with WildBrain Spark for Kiwi & Strit is a collaboration we strived to achieve ever since the first season. We’re excited to expand the IP and to reach an even broader audience. The team at WildBrain Spark is the perfect match for Copenhagen Bombay and together we’ll create many more high-quality stories for Kiwi & Strit.”
Kiwi & Strit is created and produced by Copenhagen Bombay, in co-prodcution with NDR and Studio Hamburg Enterprises GMBH. The series is co- created by Jannik Tai Mosholt and Esben Toft Jacobsen. Kiwi & Strit’s first season was co-written by Mosholt and Jacobsen, and seasons two and three will be written and directed by Jacobsen.
The series follows a pair of funny and furry little creatures, Kiwi and Strit, who live in a clearing in the forest. The two are very different – Kiwi is considerate, careful and yellow, while Strit is wild and purple. Their approach to almost everything is different, but they learn how to work together to solve each others and their forest friends’ problems.
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About WildBrain Spark
WildBrain Spark is an award-winning digital media company and one of the world’s most popular premium kids’ and family networks on AVOD. We offer a highly curated, brand-safe environment, where kids and families can enjoy broadcast-quality content, including Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Peanuts, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Degrassi, Fireman Sam, Spookiz, Polly Pocket and more. With more than 173-million subscribers on YouTube and YouTube Kids, we have over 220,000 videos under management, across more than 800 kids’ channels. Our network generates billions of views per month and reaches 1-in-3 kids globally on YouTube every 90 days. WildBrain Spark provides a full service for IP owners looking to connect with global audiences through our expertise in the creation of original content, YouTube channel management and consumer-products synergies. Our advertising sales team provides brands and agencies access to our reserved network and bespoke ad solutions. Based in London, New York and Los Angeles, WildBrain Spark is part of WildBrain Ltd., a global leader in kids’ and family entertainment. Visit us at wildbrain-spark.com.
About Copenhagen Bombay
Copenhagen Bombay Group is an international media house, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, with 14 years of experience working with a broad range of projects across platforms. Original storytelling for children, youth, and families is the foundation of our business. Copenhagen Bombay’s vision is to: stimulate children’s curiosity, to stay creative, innovative, and be entrepreneurial.