Jetpack Distribution to Take Boj Global


Jetpack Distribution has acquired international rights for the British and Irish animated preschool series Boj, a co-production between Pesky, Kavaleer and Cloth Cat Animation.

Created by BAFTA-winning director Claire Underwood, Pesky partner David Hodgson and Emmy-winning writer Dave Ingham, Boj is an animated comedy series comprised of 50 11-minute episodes and a 22-minute special. It follows Boj the bilby, a rare, burrowing Australian bandicoot originally from the Outback, who moves to a new home in Giggly Park.

The series features Aussie veteran pop sensation Jason Donovan as Boj’s dad, Pops. Boj has aired on broadcasters such as Sprout, ABC and CBeebies.

Jetpack Distribution’s CEO, Dominic Gardiner, said, “We’re delighted to welcome the lovable Aussie bilby to the Jetpack stable. It’s a fun show that appeals to preschool audiences through funny characters, bizarre situations and lively music. We’re looking forward to presenting the show at MIP in October.”

Pesky Productions’ Hodgson added: “Dominic and his expert Jetpack team are the perfect partners for Boj. Not only do they match his enthusiasm, which isn’t easy, they also have their own Boj-a-boom ideas for seeing the series reach an even bigger audience globally. We are very excited to be launching our partnership at MIP.”