Live Action/Animation Hybrid Little Roy Lands on Universal Kids


JAM Media has licensed the live-action/animated series Little Roy to NBCU Cable Entertainment’s Universal Kids channel in the U.S.

Little Roy follows the adventures of a 5-year-old boy who uses his imagination to escape into a cartoon world, where he becomes “Wonder Roy.” The 52×14-minute show, which was jointly commissioned by CBeebies and CBBC in the U.K., has been presold in more than 30 territories worldwide. It airs weekdays at 1:45 p.m. on Universal Kids’ Sprout programming block for preschoolers.

John Reynolds, the chief commercial officer at JAM Media, commented: “The U.S. is a key territory and Universal Kids is the perfect home for Little Roy. The show is quirky, fun and full of energy, and we look forward to introducing Little Roy to preschool children in the States.”