NATPE ’15: DHX, Nelvana

Dr. Dimensionpants

DHX Media 

DHX Media has closed a number of deals across Europe, Australia, Latin America and the Middle East for Dr. Dimensionpants (26 x 30 minutes). Turner Broadcasting picked up the rights for season one of the series to air on its channels in Latin America and Europe, including Germany, France, Denmark, Norway, Russia, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Central and Eastern Europe. France’s Televisions has also acquired the free TV rights to Dr. Dimensionpants in France. The series was also picked up by ABC Australia, Israel’s Noga and MBC in the Middle East. Dr. Dimensionpants was commissioned by Teletoon and was created by Brad Peyton, whose previous directing credits include Cats & Dogs 2: Revenge of Kitty Galore and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. 


The day before NATPE kicked off, Nelvana Enterprises also announced it licensed more than 1,200 episodes from its catalog to broadcasters across Latin America. Discovery Kids Latin America snapped up Mike the Knight and the Journey to Dragon Mountain, the first direct-to-DVD feature-length adventure based on the hit animated preschool series Mike the Knight. The new movie, which made a digital-first debut on Hulu last September along with the series, is a Nelvana Studio co-pro with HIT Entertainment. In addition, Mexico’s Televisa has purchased the second season of live-action comedy Mr. Young, while Beyblade Metal Fusion, Sidekick and Willa’s Wild Life have been acquired by Colombia’s Zebracom Internacional. Rounding out the deals, Nueve Media scooped up 6teen, Blazing Dragons, Grossology, Jane and the Dragon, Nancy Drew, Scaredy Squirrel and Sidekick for the Southern Cone, while Television Entertainment has acquired the rights to  season one of Berenstain Bears and book-based series George Shrinks for several Latin American territories.

- with files from Jeremy Dickson, Kidscreen