Friday, November 23, 2012

Nickelodeon Benelux Picks Up The Broadcast Rights To The Canadian-Korean 3D Stereoscopic Animated Children's Series "Bolts & Blip"; To Premiere On Nickelodeon Belgium And Nickelodeon Netherlands From February 2013

From StereoscopyNews:
Nickelodeon Gets 3D kids Series Rights

Nickelodeon has acquired rights on the Canadian-Korean 3D stereoscopic kids series Bolts & Blip for Belgium [Nickelodeon Belgium] and the Netherlands [Nickelodeon Netherlands]. The Viacom-owned broadcaster has closed a deal with KidsPlant Distribution to air the Redrover/Toonbox-produced series in February 2013.

Bolts & Blip (trailer here under), which follows the adventures of two robot friends, is one of the first 3D stereoscopic animated kids series and airs in more than 70 territories including the USA via 3net, in the UK via BSkyB and in Korea via Skylife.

Bolts & Blip Trailer


This animated series is set in the year 2080. Thanks to a genius scientist Dr. Tommy, the Earth is at peace. He created the Moon C.R.A.T.E.R Project, the wackiest intergalactic sports circuit, where Robots, known as the Lunar League, settled Earth’s disputes. Two Central City misfits, Bolts & Blip, accidentally find themselves as members of the Leagues last placed team THE THUNDERBOLTS and are now out to show the fans what they can do. With the help of their rag-tag band of teammates, the two friends discover what they are made of, especially once they discover that all is not what it seems... Both the Moon and the Earth are being threatened by Dr. Tommy’s arch-nemesis – Dr. Blood.

Worldwide Distribution

At the same time as the Nickelodeon deal signature, Redrover also signed a deal to distribute the series in Poland where they will be distributed through Canal+ 3D and teleTOON+.


Visit the Bolt&Blip website.
Also, from Kidscreen:
Bolts and Blip zap to Nickelodeon and Canal+

Stereoscopic 3D kids series Bolts and Blip has two new broadcast partners in Europe thanks to deals secured by Netherlands-based KidsPlant Distribution and the show’s producers Toon Box and RedRover.

KidsPlant has inked a deal with Nickelodeon to air the series in Benelux in 2013. The second deal signed by Canada’s Toon Box and South Korea-based RedRover will see Poland’s Canal + broadcast the show on its stereoscopic channel for spring 2013 and on its sister net teleTOON+ from February.

The series, which follows the adventures of two best robot friends who find themselves in over their heads after being suddenly drafted into the Lunar League of Robotic Sports, debuted in 2D on Canal+ (France) in April 2010 and in 3D on 3net (US) in September 2011.

It has since gone on to air in more than 70 territories in 2D and on 3D channels including 3net (US), BSkyB (UK), and Skylife (Korea).

The brand has also successfully diversified into the digital apps space with two apps currently available for iOS mobile devices on the App Store.

KidsPlant signed on to rep the 26 x 22-minute series for Benelux in June and is also on board to handle distribution rights for the recently released Bolts and Blip movie in Germany, Benelux, Scandinavia and Poland.

Tags: Benelux, Bolts and Blip, Canal+, KidsPlant Distribution, Nickelodeon, Redrover, Teletoon, Toon Box
Also, from C21Media:
Nick, Canal+ take 3D toon

Nickelodeon and Canal+ have picked up a Canadian and Korean 3D animated coproduction for two of their European feeds.

Nick will air comic adventure cartoon Bolts & Blip (26x22′) on its Benelux feed next year, while Canal+ in Poland will air the toon on its stereoscopic 3D channel in the spring.

Netherlands-based KidsPlant Distribution secured the deal in Benelux on behalf of the coproducers, Canuck studio Toonbox Entertainment and South Korea-based 3D producer RedRover.

Canal+ sister net Teletoon+ will also broadcast the animation in Poland from February. The show, aimed at seven- to 11-year-olds, is set on the moon and follows two misfit robots.

Marta Szwakopf, channel director of Teletoon+, said she expects the series “will win viewers’ hearts.” Two digital apps based on the series are available.

Nico Franks

TAGS: Acquisition
GENRES: Animation, Children's
SHOWS: Bolts & Blip
PEOPLE: Marta Szwakop
COMPANIES: Canal+, KidsPlant Distribution, Nickelodeon, Teletoon
COUNTRIES: Canada, Korea
Also, from TBI Vision:
Nickelodeon acquires 3D stereoscopic kids series

Nickelodeon has acquired stereoscopic 3D kids series Bolts & Blip for its networks in Benelux.

The Viacom-owned broadcaster has closed a deal with Dutch distributor KidsPlant Distribution to air the ToonBox Entertainment and Redrover-produced series in the region in the new year.

Separately, ToonBox and Redrover have sold the series in Poland via Canal+’s stereoscopic network and its sister channel teleTOON+.

Bolts & Blip, which follows the adventures of two robot friends, is one of the first stereoscopic animated kids series and airs in more than 70 territories including the United States via 3net, in the UK via BSkyB and in Korea via Skylife.

KidsPlant’s Robbert Ladan said: “We are very proud to have found a home for our brave two Robot heroes at Nickelodeon in Benelux.”

“I’m extremely glad that Bolts & Blip will be broadcasted on teleTOON+ in February 2013. I deeply believe that this modern animated series about a world of robots and heroes that are loved by children, will win viewers’ hearts,” added Marta Szwakopf, channel director MiniMini+/teleTOON+.