SOURCE: Animation Collective

October 09, 2007 11:38 ET

"Ellen's Acres" Adventures Will Span the Globe

Imaginative Preschool Comedy Sells Broadcast and Home Video Rights in Latin America, Australia, Canada and the Middle East

CANNES, FRANCE--(Marketwire - October 9, 2007) - Animation Collective, a leading provider of content to the children's entertainment market, announces sales of broadcast and home video rights in international markets for its property, "Ellen's Acres." The series for young viewers has been acquired by Cartoon Network Latin America, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (broadcast & video/DVD), Al Jazeera and TV Ontario. It currently broadcasts on Cartoon Network UK.

"Ellen's Acres" (http://www.ellensacres.com) is a comedy about a five-year old girl named Ellen, her feather duster, her radial tire, the hotel she owns and her amazing adventures. Actually, the hotel belongs to her parents, but the amazing adventures part is totally true because Ellen has an enormous imagination.

"Parents will love how 'Ellen's Acres' encourages young children to use their imagination through story-telling and adventure," says Frances James, Acquisitions for Children's and Youth Programming at TVO.

Larry Schwarz, CEO of Animation Collective and creator of "Ellen's Acres," says, "This show is all about play and imagination -- concepts that children relate to and enjoy. We're excited that kids all over the world are going to take part in Ellen's adventures."

"'Ellen's Acres' is truly one of those properties that immediately grab you," says Kate Sanagan, partner at Picture Box Distribution, the company responsible for sales of the series in Canada and Europe. "The vibrant animation mixed with the colorful and comedic storylines appeal to children -- and buyers -- the world over."

About Animation Collective

With original content in over 38 countries and in 18 languages on television, broadband, wireless, books and consumer products, Animation Collective is the U.S.'s leading independent creator of children's entertainment. Proprietary productions include: "Kappa Mikey," the highest rated original series on Nicktoons Network and Nickelodeon's first-ever global acquisition, "Three Delivery" for Nicktoons, YTV and the BBC, "Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF" for the Kids WB, YTV and the BBC, and "Ellen's Acres" for Cartoon Network and ABC Australia. Work-for-hire productions include: the new "Speed Racer" series for Nickelodeon and "The Incredible Crash Dummies" for 4KidsTV. Animation Collective is the largest provider of original content for KOL, America Online's kids channel, and Red, its teen channel.

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