Thunderbird to distribute and manage CP for Mittens & Pants

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In a move to grow its third-party distribution business, the company has signed a deal with Windy Isle Entertainment for its upcoming live-action series featuring a town inhabited by real baby animals.

Thunderbird Distribution—a division of Vancouver-based Thunderbird Entertainment—has come on board to distribute and manage consumer products globally for Mittens & Pants, a upcoming series featuring live animals from Toronto-based Windy Isle Entertainment.

Under the deal, Thunderbird will sell the show worldwide, except in Canada and the UK, where it is already lined up to air on CBC Kids and Sky Kids this fall. Thunderbird is busy introducing it to other buyers this week at Kidscreen Summit in Miami.

Mittens & Pants (39 x seven minutes) stars a kitten and puppy, living with a motley assortment of animal neighbors in the colorful town of Kibble Corners. The live-actioner for preschoolers features real baby animals going about their day, voiced by children.

Windy Isle received financial support and incentives for the production from the Canada Media Fund, the Shaw Rocket Fund, Ontario Creates and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.

This deal with Thunderbird marks the company’s move into third-party distribution and a portfolio expansion effort beyond projects from its own kids and family division, Atomic Cartoons.

 This story was originally published in Kidscreen