With the confirmation of the second season of The Game Catchers – Gli Acchiappagiochi also comes new distribution deals.

Andrea Bozzetto Pietro Pinetti Gli Acchiappagiochi The Game Catchers

Andrea Bozzetto and Pietro Pinetti

The space-themed preschool TV series The Game Catchers – Gli Acchiappagiochi (52 x 7.5 minutes), created by Studio Bozzetto (Italy) and Sphere Animation (Canada), in collaboration with RAI Kids and ICI Radio-Canada Télé, has been acquired by Ceska Televize, a public service of the Czech Republic, RTÉ, Irish state TV, and CBeebies, a children’s TV channel owned by the BBC.

Ceska Televize acquired the free-to-air rights, RTÉ acquired the free-to-air and nonlinear rights while Cbeebies acquired all linear and streaming rights on iPlayer. The Game Catchers will, in addition, be dubbed with British actors before its planned launch this spring.

The first season of The Game Catchers – Gli Acchiappagiochi has already aired, in addition to Rai YoYo and ICI Radio-Canada Telé (commissioning broadcasters), on The Knowledge Network and Toon-a-Vision in Canada, YLE in Finland, Canal Panda in Spain and Portugal (KidsMe-DeAgostini), MediaCorp in Singapore, PCCW in Hong Kong, and has been acquired by Chinese distributor Wing Sight.

The second season of 52 new episodes is currently in production.