Playhouse Disney UK and Canada Broadcasters pick 'Mr. Moon'

By ANIMATION XPRES... | 2 October, 2009 - 16:32

    SINGAPORE: Playhouse Disney (UK), TVO, Knowledge Network and SCN (Canada) have all acquired 'Mr Moon', The preschool show, which is produced by Singapore based Sparky Animation in association with Skaramoosh (London) and Title Entertainment (Ottawa) with support from the Media Development Authority of Singapore.

    The distributors of the series, Sparky Animation, have announced that leading preschool channel,
    Playhouse Disney UK, will air 'Mr Moon' in 2010.

    'Mr Moon' is adapted from a children's book property of the same name, which was created by English writer illustrator Kate Veale. The series revolves around 'Mr Moon' and his friends - Sunny, Silva Star, Goldstar and his little red Supafast Rocket who will come to life in CGI with stunning digital painted backgrounds. In all of the stories in the series, 'Mr Moon' and his friends go on adventures all around the universe exploring planets, stars, constellations, black holes, nebulae and galaxies. Sometimes the friends lose track of time in these adventures but no matter what, they must always get back in time to take their rightful place in the night sky.

    Jonathan Boseley, VP, Programming, Disney Channels UK & Ireland comments: "We are thrilled to be launching 'Mr Moon' on Playhouse Disney and we're sure it will delight preschoolers and their parents. Following the channel's continued success we're looking to expand our UK acquisitions with hit shows like "'Mr Moon'" that engage and inspire preschoolers with great storytelling and characters."

    Sparky Co-CEO, Jyotirmoy Saha added, "Playhouse Disney is a perfect home for the series. With
    'Mr Moon', our preschool line-up is further strengthened after the success of "Dinosaur Train" (Jim Henson's co-production with Sparky Animation)."