MIPTV 2014: CBeebies makes prebuy as Union builds catalogue

Hettie MakebelieveUK preschool channel CBeebies has prebought Hettie Makebelieve, a 52x7mins animated series to which indie distributor Union Media has picked up rights.

The stop-motion animated series follows a collection of toys who come to life and have adventures. It hails from veteran producer Tim Goodchild and his 1973 Films imprint, and will be animated by Mackinnon and Saunders.

Union, which recently acquired distribution rights to Brazilian toon Luna to Earth, will sell Hettie in Cannes with the CBeebies deal closed.

“CBeebies has a proud history of supporting stop-frame animation and I’m excited about adding Hettie Makebelieve to our diverse and popular animation slate,” said CBeeebies controller Kay Benbow.

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