Portfolio Entertainment’s Freaktown Takes Off Internationally

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Portfolio Entertainment’s Freaktown Takes Off Internationally with Cartoon Network in Asia Pacific, Turner EMEA, Disney Southeast Asia and ABC Australia Deals

(October 4, 2015 – Toronto, Canada) – Portfolio Entertainment has signed its first set of international sales deals for the highly-anticipated series Freaktown (52 x 11’) with leading kids’ networks – Cartoon Network in Asia Pacific, Turner’s Kids Networks in EMEA, The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia and ABC Australia.

Freaktown is the first series to be wholly created and produced inside Portfolio’s new animation studio. The series was commissioned by TELETOON Canada and will debut in 2016.

The series will premiere on Cartoon Network in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand. Turner France has taken the series for Boing in France and in its French-speaking territories in Europe and Africa. It has also been sold to The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia and ABC Australia.

“While still in production, Freaktown has grabbed the attention of buyers globally and we are thrilled to land international deals with world-renowned broadcasters right out of the gate,” said Joy Rosen, CEO and Co-Founder of Portfolio Entertainment. “This series is crammed with laugh-out-loud moments and unpredictable twists that will perfectly complement the highly-entertainingprogramming available on these major kids’ networks.”

Freaktown, a kids 6-11 animated series, follows the adventures of skeleton Ben Bones and his freaky friends as they protect their town from takeover by Princess Boo Boo the Bouncy of Sweetlandia.

Full Synopsis 
Freaktown (52×11’ HD) 
Freaktown is the last place where it’s cool to be a ghoul.  Mutants and misfits of all sorts are welcome to hang out and just be who they are – freaks.  Best friends Ben Bones – a skeleton with soul – and Lenny – amutant mantis – are living “la vida freaky” as they guard against a massive makeover of the cute and cuddly kind, courtesy of Princess Boo Boo, the spoiled brat ruler of Sweetlandia. Try as she might, Boo Boo and her right-hand bear, Lord Cuddles the Fluffy, simply can’t keep the lid on all Freaktown’sfun.  You see – no one is going to sugar frost Freaktown on Ben Bones’watch! The series is a concept by Peter Ricq and Philippe Ivanusic who are also the creators of The League of Super Evil.


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Portfolio Entertainment’s Globe-Trotting Kids Series Land in New Markets

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New kids sales include DOKI, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! and RoboRoach

(June 5, 2015 – Toronto, Canada) – International distributor Portfolio Entertainment has signed multiple deals for three animated series from its kids catalogue with broadcasters in Canada, Norway and UAE.

The animated hit series DOKI (26 x 30’) has been sold to NRK in Norwayand TVO and Knowledge Network in Canada. The series centres around curious Doki, as he and his five friends travel the world, exploring distant lands and cultures while answering important preschool questions.

The UAE’s E-Junior has acquired season two of the celebrated preschool series The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!(20 x 30’). Inspired by Dr. Seuss’ beloved Cat in the Hat, the series follows best friends Sally and Nick on magical journeys into the natural world. With the Cat as their guide and Thing One, Thing Two and their Fish along for the ride, every outing becomes an unpredictable adventure.

Additionally, RoboRoach(52 x 30’), a high-concept animated series about cockroach Reg and his half-robot, half-cockroach brother Rube has been purchased by BBC Kids in Canada.