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Channel 5’s Milkshake! commissions Wissper season two

Published on: 25th January 2017

The Wissper toy line from Simba Smoby will also be available in shops from March.

WSSPER copyChannel 5 has announced that it has commissioned season two of UK animated series Wissper, for its popular pre-school segment, Milkshake! The broadcaster has ordered 52 x 7 minute episodes of the show that follows a girl with the ability to communicate with animals. Wissper is produced by Cuckoo, m4e AG, Telegael, Discreet Art Productions, and Bastei Media.

“Dan and the Cuckoo team have created a beautiful show which is proving popular with our audience. Wissper has a lot of promise and we are keen to see how we can grow and develop the property across a second series,” said Sarah Muller, head of children’s, Channel 5.

The Wissper toy line from Simba Smoby will be available in shops from March. The range includes dolls, playsets, role-play and plush toys. Bastei Media is signed as master publishing partner while Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products are set to announce more licensing partners for the property over the next few months.

“We are really excited to be producing a further series of Wissper for Milkshake; the show has really connected with the preschool audience, not only here in the UK but in dozens of territories around the world. It will be an absolute pleasure to create 52 more episodes featuring our little animal whisperer and her furry friends,” said Dan Good, MD, Cuckoo.

 

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