KiKA Presale for Mumfie


Zodiak Kids has clinched a presale with KiKA in Germany for its upcoming animated series based on the heritage property Mumfie.

The 78×7-minute series, directed by Daniel Dubuis, is a co-production between Zodiak Kids Studio France and the Italian animation studio Animoka alongside France Télévisions and Italy’s Rai. KiKA will launch the show in a prime-time slot.

The preschool comedy series is based on Britt Allcroft’s Magic Adventures of Mumfie (creator of Thomas & Friends and the film Thomas & The Magic Railroad). The brand-new series features the optimistic young elephant Mumfie, along with his best friends Pinkey the flying pig and Jelly Bean the color-changing jellyfish.

Sebastian Debertin, head of international content acquisitions and co-productions at KiKA, said: “We are truly delighted to be adding Mumfie to KiKA’s schedule of preschool programming. I think our audiences will fall in love with the absolutely unique and eclectic cast of characters and adore exploring the magical world of Mumfie with them.”

Benoit Di Sabatino, CEO of Zodiak Kids, said: “Following France (FTV) and Italy (Rai), Mumfie is now traveling to Germany. It’s found the perfect home in such a prestigious kids’ house with KiKA! We can’t wait to bring KiKA’s audience the funny, exciting and touching adventures of Mumfie and his friends created by Britt Allcroft.”