Square deals for Portfolio

Portfolio Entertainment has closed four major deals for its Carl Squared — selling the tween-aimed 2D toon to broadcasters in Australia and Europe.

ABC Australia has picked up the second and third seasons, totaling 26 half-hours, while its digital spin-off ABC2 has added all three. VRT in Belgium, meanwhile, has come back for season two, following its first season pickup in October, while Poland’s Canal + Cyfrowy has snapped up seasons two and three.

The sales ‘underscore our belief that Carl Squared resonates with tween audiences as they face similar situations with friends, family and teen heartache,’ said Joy Rosen, chief of the Toronto-based production house, in a release.

The 52 x 30 comedy about a clone who wreaks havoc on his teen creator already airs on Germany’s Nickelodeon, Jetix in the Netherlands, Noga in Israel and here on Teletoon.

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