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DHX announces new licensees for Abney and Teal

Published on: 14th March 2014

DHX Media, creator, producer, distributor and licensor of children’s entertainment content, has signed new licensing deals for The Adventures of Abney and Teal (52 x 11’).DHX-AT-300

Abbey Home Media has scooped home entertainment rights for the animated series. Two titles are planned for release this year, with the first launching at retail this Easter. Nightwear and underwear ranges are also already in production through new licensee Cooneen & Misirli.

Redan Publishing will be featuring Abney and Teal in compilation magazines Fun to Learn Friends and Fun to Learn Favourites, along with the first option to launch a standalone publication for the brand.

Stephen Gould, commercial director at DHX Media, said: “Abney and Teal is a refreshing, quirky property which embodies wholesome fun and adventure in a city park landscape that is familiar the world over. It has proved hugely popular with broadcast audiences and in particular the lead territories of UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. We are very excited to be further expanding the brand roll-out this year.”

Developed from author and illustrator Joel Stewart’s picture books, The Adventures of Abney and Teal makes use a mixture of 2D and 3D state of the art technology and animation techniques, and is the number one Top Children’s Digital Programme in the most recent BARB poll.

The Adventures of Abney and Teal is also one of the most popular brands on iPlayer, featuring in the top 10 most sought-after CBeebies brands in recent months with over 1m requests, as well as being a top rated show on the CBeebies channel.

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