The three-movie set based on The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That series was previously commissioned by PBS in the US.
By Jordan Pinto
Toronto, Canada-based Portfolio Entertainment has secured sales in five international territories for its The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! TV movies.
The three hour-long films, which were each commissioned in September 2015 by PBS in the US, were acquired as a package by SVT Barnkanalen (Sweden), Discovery Kids (Latin America), KiKa (Germany), HOP (Israel) and Minimini+ (Poland).
Now in the final stages of production, the three-picture set will also air on Corus Entertainment-owned Treehouse. Martin Short, who voices the Cat in the series, reprises his role for the new films, which focus on camping, space and Halloween.
The original Cat in the Hat series sold well internationally, with sales to PBS in the US, CITV in the UK, Disney Channel Spain, NRK (Norway), MTV Oy (Finland) and Al Jazeera’s Arabic channel, among others.