Portfolio Entertainment Heads to MIPTV 2015 with New Animated Kids Comedy Freaktown Portfolio Entertainment Also Introduces Three Specials of The Cat in The Hat Knows A Lot About That!
April 7, 2015 – Toronto, Canada – Portfolio Entertainment, an international producer and distributor of kids programming and factual and unscripted entertainment, today announced it will be bringing its latest animated kids comedy series Freaktown as well as three new specials from the hit series The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! to MIPTV 2015 for distribution worldwide.
The much-anticipated 26 half-hour (52x11’) animated series Freaktown aimed at 6-11 year olds is the newest production from Portfolio Entertainment. The TELETOON Canada-commissioned series follows the adventures of skeleton Ben Bones and his freaky friends as they protect their town from takeover by Princess Boo Boo the Bouncy, the spoiled brat ruler of Sweatlandia.
Also making their market debut are three new The Cat in The Hat Knows A Lot About That! specials (3 x 1 hour) : The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Camping!, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot about Halloween! and The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Space!. The specials are geared to kids 2-5 and are based on the highly-celebrated series commissioned by PBS Kids and Treehouse and inspired by Dr. Seuss’ iconic books.
“Freaktown is loaded with visually stunning animation and wonderfully twisted storytelling. It is standout show for kids 6-11,” said Joy Rosen, Co-Founder and CEO, Portfolio Entertainment. “We’re also very excited to be launching three new specials of The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That to MIPTV. Available in over 110 countries, these new one-hour specials capture the spirit and humor of the original series.”
Freaktown (52x11’) Freaktown is the last place where it’s cool to be a ghoul. Mutants and misfits of all sorts are welcome to hang out and just be who they are - freaks. Best friends Ben Bones - a skeleton with soul - and Lenny - a mutant mantis - are living “la vida freaky” as they guard against a massive makeover of the cute and cuddly kind, courtesy of Princess Boo Boo, the spoiled brat ruler of Sweetlandia. Try as she might, Boo Boo and her right-hand bear, Lord Cuddles the Fluffy, simply can’t keep the lid on all Freaktown's fun. You see - no one is going to sugar frost Freaktown on Ben Bones' watch! The series is a concept by Peter Ricq and Philippe Ivanusic who are also the creators of The League of Super Evil.
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! Specials (3x 1 hour) Martin Short provides the voice of the title character in this animated series from PBS Kids, which aims to promote children's literacy in science. It follows the magical adventures of 6-year-olds Nick and Sally, who travel the world with the Cat in the Hat as their guide.
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Camping! The Little Cats join The Cat in the Hat, Fish, Nick and Sally on a fun and frenzied outdoor adventure as they camp, hike and paddle their way to Fish’s family reunion!
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Halloween! The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally on the craziest Halloween ride filled with howlers and shockers and scary fandangles, big laughs and music and fun from all angles! Their fright-filled adventure takes them deep into the Oooky-ma-kooky Closet where Nick and Sally discover the very best Halloween costumes ever!
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Space! The Cat in the Hat takes us on a cosmic adventure through the solar system to assist with Operation Rover Repair!
About Portfolio Entertainment Portfolio Entertainment produces and distributes vibrant kids programming and compelling factual and unscripted entertainment to television and digital media content providers worldwide. In addition to a robust and award-winning production slate, the company is credited with turning Dr. Seuss’ revered The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot about That! into a celebrated animated television series. Portfolio Entertainment’s distribution division has an eclectic catalogue of children’s, factual and lifestyle programming. Portfolio Entertainment was founded in 1991 by Lisa Olfman and Joy Rosen and is based in Toronto, Canada. www.portfolioentertainment.com
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