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Spin Master Entertainment announces new global distribution deals for animations

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Spin Master has announced new international content licensing deals for Vida the Vet, Unicorn Academy and Bakugan.

Vida the Vet

Spin Master Entertainment’s newest pre-school series Vida the Vet, will expand to new platforms and broadcasters, introducing the 10-year-old animal doctor, Vida, and her adorable woodland creatures to pre-schoolers on France Televisions France 5 and streaming service Okoo in Q2 2024 as well as SVT (Sweden) in September 2024.

Previously announced broadcasters of season one (52 x 11-minute episodes) include DR (Denmark), Hop! (Israel) and Corus Entertainment’s Treehouse and streaming platform StackTV (Canada) in December 2023, BBC’s CBeebies, streaming platform BBC iPlayer (UK) in January 2024, Netflix (US, Germany, Austria and Switzerland) in March 2024 and YLE (Finland) in April 2024.

Unicorn Academy

Unicorn Academy, a magical fantasy adventure series which recently debuted globally on Netflix, will also be available on CBC and CBC Gem (Canada) this winter and Super RTL (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) November 2024. The 72-minute movie and eight 22-minute episodes kicked off the launch of a robust franchise plan which includes toys, a digital game and an expansive licensed consumer products programme. The plan will get underway beginning in 2024.

Featuring an all-new, revamped anime style, Bakugan’s fresh aesthetic, characters and storylines rolls onto Cartoon Network (Central Eastern Europe and Latin America), Pop (United Kingdon), Super RTL (Germany), RTVE Clan (Spain) and 9Go! (Australia). The series originally premiered in September on Netflix (US, Canada, Australia, Nordics and Middle East) followed by Disney XD in the US.

“We have a passion for telling stories that kids around the world can identify, connect and engage with,” said Jennifer Dodge, Spin Master Entertainment’s president. “From epic brawling adventures and caring for forest creatures to unlocking magical worlds, we’re thrilled to expand the reach of our entertainment properties. With the help of our international broadcast partners, we can entertain and inspire a new group of fans.”

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