ACTF Sends Little Lunch to Universal Kids


The Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) has licensed the comedy series Little Lunch, as well as its two specials, to NBCU Cable Entertainment’s Universal Kids network.

Each episode of Little Lunch takes place during the school day break of morning snack time. The live-action show is produced by Gristmill and created by Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope. It is due to debut on Universal Kids when the channel rebrands from Sprout in September 2017.

Little Lunch has already been snapped up by Netflix in the U.S. and U.K., SVT in Sweden, RTE in Ireland and TVO in Canada, among many other broadcasters. The series won the Prix Jeunesse in 2016 for best fiction program for 7- to 10-year-olds, and the gold and bronze Remi awards in the children’s audience category at the recent WorldFest-Houston Film Festival.