LICENSING NEWS

Dot To Dot Productions appoints Lisle Licensing

Published on: 17th October 2017

Lisle will represent the pre-school series School of Roars as its UK & Eire licensing agent.

Distributed worldwide by ZDF Enterprises, School of Roars is a 2D animated comedy that began on CBeebies on 6th February 2017, created by Dot To Dot Productions and animated at Dot To Dot’s in-house studio in Chiswick.

The series helps children prepare for school life by seeing relationships and experiences through the eyes of five young monsters. Under the tutelage of teacher Miss Grizzlesniff, the class learn how to count the legs on spiders in maths, how to howl at the moon in music, or how to make Blushberry Blob Cakes in cookery. Through their adventures they experience life-lessons – caring, sharing, friendship and fun – mirroring the social and emotional behaviour and group dynamics of the audience.

The show features the voice talent of Kathy Burke, who plays kind teacher Miss Grizzlesniff, Sarah Lancashire the quirky Headmonstress and Andrew Scott, the comical cookery teacher.

School of Roars will be supported by strong interactive elements including games apps, story apps and a website. Hachette Publishing has been appointed to produce a series of books including story books, sticker books, shaped board books and recipe books, which are due to launch spring 2018, while Signature Entertainment has acquired the DVD/Home Entertainment rights.

Francesca Lisle of Lisle Licensing commented: “From the second we saw School of Roars we fell in love with it. Not only does the show have fantastic stories and fun designs, but it also has an incredible cast. We now look forward to progressing conversations with licensees and retailers for categories such as toys, and seeing the brand come to life.”

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