The WotWots Set to Return with Season Two to Channel 5 Milks
The WotWots Set to Return with Season Two to Channel 5 Milkshake
Wellington, New Zealand, May 13,
Following the success of the season one broadcast, the internationally popular series, The WotWots, from Pukeko Pictures will return to the UK’s Channel 5 Milkshake with season two in 2013 through a deal recently brokered by AG Properties (AGP), the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM), which serves as a global licensing agent for the brand.
Season one of The WotWots has been a solid performer for Milkshake, consistently a high-rated preschool series on the television programming block for children on Channel 5.
“The WotWots has had a strong ratings history on Milkshake with season one and we look forward to seeing the same performance when season two premieres this year. The UK is an important growth market for the brand with Rainbow Productions scheduled to roll-out live appearances in the near future” said Andrew Smith, Chief Executive, Pukeko Pictures.
The WotWots is an enchanting pre-school series that follows the adventures of two adorable siblings from outer space, SpottyWot and DottyWot. This delightful pair of enquiring minds have come to Earth to explore and to marvel at the extraordinary diversity of life on the blue planet. The show celebrates this joy of discovery and demonstrates the positive values that are the building blocks of a true and enduring friendship.
Season one sees SpottyWot and DottyWot come to explore planet earth in their steam-powered spaceship and arrive in the middle of a zoo. In season two, the alien siblings land on a farm and meet strange and friendly farm animals and also travel to the seashore. Encouraging the love of animals, the season celebrates the joy of discovery and the extraordinary diversity of life on the planet.
The vibrant, energetic and colourful learning-based series from Pukeko Pictures is seen in over 90 countries. AG Properties represents the brand for worldwide licensing and merchandising rights to the popular preschool property. The award winning brand is available on DVD in many countries and has met digital demand with the release of episode downloads, an app, ‘Pocket SpottyWot’ and a free e-book, ‘Lanky Landing Legs’. The property has a strong publishing presence internationally and is represented in many regions in the live appearance space.
About Pukeko Pictures
Pukeko Pictures is an independent entertainment production company, focused on the development and production of excellent quality, multi-platform entertainment for a global audience. Pukeko Pictures was founded in 2008 by Sir Richard Taylor, Tania Rodger and Martin Baynton, and is located in Wellington, New Zealand. With a connection to the world-famous Weta Workshop (Avatar, King Kong, Lord of the Rings), Pukeko Pictures is uniquely positioned in the creation of world-leading entertainment, harnessing the best in global talent and world-class production processes.
For more than 100 years, American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM) has been a creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in enhancing their relationships to create happiness, laughter and love. The Company's major greeting card lines are American Greetings, Carlton Cards, Gibson, Recycled Paper Greetings and Papyrus, and other paper product offerings include DesignWare party goods and American Greetings and Plus Mark gift-wrap and boxed cards. American Greetings also has one of the largest collections of electronic greetings on the Web, including cards available at AmericanGreetings.com through AG Interactive, Inc. (the Company's online division). In addition to its product lines, American Greetings also creates and licenses popular character brands through the AG Properties group. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, American Greetings generates annual revenue of approximately $1.7 billion, and its products can be found in retail outlets worldwide. For more information on the Company, visit http://corporate.americangreetings.com.
AG Properties (AGP) is the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation. Built upon the successful re-launches of Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake licensed products, which have garnered over $5 billion in retail sales worldwide combined since 2002, AGP develops multi-platform campaigns for its properties through digital media, entertainment, marketing and merchandising. In addition to Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake, AGP's active classic brands include Holly Hobbie and Madballs, as well as new properties Twisted Whiskers, Maryoku Yummy and TinPo. Children can experience AGP online at www.agkidzone.com. For more information on AGP, visit www.agpbrands.com.