Rights’ management company, Hoho Rights, has announced two major DVD deals for Dinamo Productions’ pre-school property Abadas which will see the 52 x 11”mixed-media animation series launch on DVD in the UK and Australia.
The deals have been signed with children’s DVD, DTO and DTR specialists Abbey Home Media in the UK and Roadshow Entertainment for Australia and New Zealand following the show’s successful broadcast on UK pubcasters CBeebies, S4C Wales, RTE Ireland and down under on the Disney Channel.
Further international broadcast pick-ups include Al Jazeera Middle East, Hop! Israel and EBS Korea. Hoho Rights can also confirm another new TV acquisition by Truvision in Thailand.
Bursting with songs and games, Abadas introduces children to the wonder of language through play. When six-year-old narrator Ben opens his cherished pop-up book, out of its pages leap three delightful animated characters - Hari the Hippo, Ela the Fox and Seren the Bat. Known as the Abadas, they live on an enchanted island in the middle of the book. At the start of each episode, Ben introduces an object and then helps the characters as they travel through the magical landscapes of the Abadas world in search of the word of the day.
“Ever since we launched Abadas, parents have been eager to get hold of DVDs for their children” says Hoho Entertainment’s Head of Sales and Acquisitions Danielle Davies. “We’re delighted to announce that with these DVD deals now in place, fans in the UK and Australia will now be able to travel to the enchanted world of the Abadas whenever they want.”