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Distribution360 Sets Scripted Family Sitcoms


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Distribution360 has added a number of new titles to its family and kids’ catalog, including its first-ever scripted series.

The Parker Andersons/Amelia Parker is a family-viewing scripted offer that follows the warm and funny everyday world of a diverse, newly blended family across two inter-connected sitcoms. The Parker Andersons focuses on the family that comes together when Tony Parker, a British widower with two kids, moves to Chicago for work and meets and marries Cleo Anderson, who also has two kids, creating a new family of six. Amelia Parker is told from the perspective of Tony’s daughter.

D360 is also launching three new animated titles from Skyship Entertainment: Finny the Shark, Captain Monsterica and The Purple Protector and Captain Seasalt and the ABC Pirates, as well as the live-action edutainment series Caitie’s Classroom.

Also new to the slate are GAPC Entertainment’s live-action series Where’s My Alphabet and Polkaroo Counts. Both series help young children learn about numbers and letters in fun new ways while helping to shape their knowledge, skills and imagination.

D360 has closed a deal with Roku for more than 500 episodes of Skyship titles from its existing catalog. Roku acquired Super Simple Songs, Mr Monkey, Monkey Mechanic, The Bumble Nums, Carl’s Carwash, Milo’s Monster School Vlog, Paper Puppet Playhouse, Sing Along with Tobee, Super Simple ABCs, Super Simple Draw and Turn and Learn ABCs.

D360 also inked recent deals for GAPC Entertainment’s ScienceXplosion with TV5MONDE in France and sold marblemedia’s prime-time family game show Just Like Mom and Dad to Mi Media International in Brunei. Pedri Animation’s stop-motion series George & Paul has been renewed by Daeyko Kids in Korea.

Diane Rankin, D360’s senior VP rights and executive producer, commented: “We are truly excited to be breaking into scripted and thrilled that we get to make this debut with such a warm, funny and innovative project as The Parker Andersons and Amelia Parker. The interconnected concept sets them apart as something truly different for buyers, as does their ability to work anywhere from streamers’ comedy selections to primetime family viewing slots and dedicated kids’ and youth channels.

“We are also delighted to extend our relationships with Skyship Entertainment and GAPC Entertainment. As these new deals demonstrate, our existing catalog of Skyship and GAPC content continues to sell well around the world, and we are in no doubt that these six new titles will also be much in demand by broadcasters and platforms keen to find entertaining new ways to help young children learn and grow.”






About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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