WildBrain Spark to co-produce 26 new episodes of popular CG-animated comedy series; takes exclusive global AVOD rights to new instalment
WildBrain Spark, the premium kids and family AVOD network and studio, is partnering with Copenhagen Bombay to co-produce the third season of the charming non-dialogue 3D animated comedy series, Kiwi & Strit. Under the deal, WildBrain Spark also takes exclusive distribution rights to the show’s third season on YouTube, YouTube Kids and additional AVOD platforms worldwide (excluding China), and select rights to seasons one and two for these platforms. All other rights across the three seasons are handled by Copenhagen Bombay in-house sales department, Copenhagen Bombay Sales.
WildBrain Spark and Copenhagen Bombay will begin production on season three of Kiwi & Strit later this year, which will follow the same 26 x 5-minute format as the previous two seasons produced by Copenhagen Bombay. This partnership builds upon WildBrain Spark’s launch of the official Kiwi & Strit YouTube channel in September 2020. Targeting children aged two-six years, the channel features three-minute clip complications from the series, and generated over 600-thousand views and a watch time of 1.4-million minutes from September to December 2020. Copenhagen Bombay has recently completed production on season two of Kiwi & Strit, which is set to premiere this year.
Jon Gisby, EVP and Managing Director at WildBrain Spark, said: “With its wonderful humour and engaging characters, Kiwi & Strit is an ideal premium IP for co-production with WildBrain Spark. We look forward to bringing our deep data insights to the collaboration with Copenhagen Bombay on this third season and amplifying awareness of the brand through an effective AVOD strategy alongside linear broadcast.”
Sarita Christensen, CEO and Founder of the Danish media house, Copenhagen Bombay, said: “This new partnership with WildBrain Spark for Kiwi & Strit is a collaboration we strived to achieve ever since the first season. We’re excited to expand the IP and to reach an even broader audience. The team at WildBrain Spark is the perfect match for Copenhagen Bombay and together we’ll create many more high-quality stories for Kiwi & Strit.”
Kiwi & Strit is created and produced by Copenhagen Bombay, in co-prodcution with NDR and Studio Hamburg Enterprises GMBH. The series is co-created by Jannik Tai Mosholt and Esben Toft Jacobsen. Kiwi & Strit’s first season was co-written by Mosholt and Jacobsen, and seasons two and three will be written and directed by Jacobsen.