(October 27, 2016 – Toronto, Canada)
Portfolio Entertainment closes MIPCOM with a new set of international deals for the kids 6-11 animation series Freaktown (26 x 30’). Already sold to various leading kids’ networks globally, the new round of sales will see the series launch in the U.K., Denmark and India.
Freaktown has been picked up by Sony Pictures Television for its U.K. channel Kix. Freaktown has also been acquired by Denmark’s DR for DR ULTRA Channel and by Disney for its channels in India.
Produced by Portfolio Entertainment and commissioned by TELETOON Canada, Freaktown follows the adventures of skeleton Ben Bones and his freaky friends as they protect their town from takeover by Princess Boo Boo the Bouncy of Sweetlandia.
“Freaktown’s mix of everything sweet and cuddly with the gleefully gross and slimy continues to hook kids everywhere who love seeing these two worlds and their characters collide at every turn,” said Jonathan Abraham, Director of International Sales and Acquisitions, Portfolio Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to ink these new deals and bring this highly-entertaining series to new homes in the U.K., Denmark and India.”
Freaktown (26 x 30’ HD)
Freaktown is the last place where it’s cool to be a ghoul. Mutants and misfits of all sorts are welcome to hang out and just be who they are – freaks. Best friends Ben Bones – a skeleton with soul – and Lenny – a mutant mantis – are living “la vida freaky” as they guard against a massive makeover of the cute and cuddly kind, courtesy of Princess Boo Boo, the spoiled brat ruler of Sweetlandia. Try as she might, Boo Boo and her right-hand bear, Lord Cuddles the Fluffy, simply can’t keep the lid on all Freaktown’s fun. You see – no one is going to sugar frost Freaktown on Ben Bones’ watch! The series is a concept by Peter Ricq and Philippe Ivanusic who are also the creators of The League of Super Evil.
About Portfolio Entertainment
Portfolio Entertainment is a leading producer and distributor of premium television and multi-platform content. Now celebrating 25 years in business, founders Joy Rosen and Lisa Olfman have earned a global reputation for creative excellence and collaboration. Portfolio’s distribution division sets ambitious standards for itself, representing a diverse catalogue of high quality children’s live action, animation, factual and lifestyle content. The programs, produced in house and acquired from independent producers worldwide, have landed on many of the world’s most recognized television networks and digital platforms. Portfolio’s strategic partnerships, range from joint ventures, development and co-production agreements, to first-look distribution deals. Above all, the company is committed to exceptional service and building enduring relationships with program buyers worldwide. In 2015, Portfolio launched Portfolio Animation, a creative-driven, state of the art animation studio staffed with top-tier talent as well as a factual/lifestyle production division. www.portfolioentertainment.com