​‘MOON AND ME’ TO HAVE WORLD PREMIERE AT MIPJUNIOR 2018
NEW PRESCHOOL SERIES CREATED BY ANDREW DAVENPORT (‘TELETUBBIES’ AND ‘IN THE NIGHT GARDEN’)

Paris, 28 August 2018“Moon and Me,” the brand-new series by “Teletubbies” co-creator and “In The Night Garden” creator Andrew Davenport, is the second MIPJunior 2018 World Premiere TV Screening to be announced.
 
The world’s leading kids’ entertainment industry event, MIPJunior takes place in Cannes, France on 13 and 14 October 2018, ahead of the global entertainment content market MIPCOM, which runs 15-18 October. The World Premiere TV Screening of “Moon and Me” will be held at the JW Marriott Hotel on the evening of 14 October, and Davenport will participate in a Q&A session after the screening.
 
BBC pre-school channel CBeebies will premiere the original new pre-school series “Moon and Me” later this year in the UK, along with Universal Kids in the U.S. 
 
Inspired by well-loved tales of toys that come to life when nobody is looking, “Moon and Me” (50 x 22’) breaks new ground in its technical, visual and conceptual ambition, and will create an exceptional new benchmark of quality and integrity for its young global audience. It combines the latest production methods with traditional storytelling, comedy, and music to create a beautifully constructed picture-book world especially for today’s pre-schoolers. It is being produced by Davenport’s Foundling Bird and Sutikki, the kids and family division of Bento Box Entertainment co-founded in October 2016 by Irene Weibel and Andrew Kerr.  Additionally, Sutikki is overseeing global distribution and merchandise licensing, including previously-announced global licensing partnerships with Hasbro and Scholastic, and a partnership with UYoung, which will bring the property to China in 2019.
 
The most commercially successful pre-school creator of the last two decades, Davenport’s previous programmes “Teletubbies” and “In the Night Garden” have generated more than $5 billion at retail thanks to worldwide success over the past two-plus decades. “Teletubbies,” which has aired in more than 120 countries, is the most lucrative show in the history of the BBC.
 
“We’re thrilled to announce that the World Premiere of Andrew Davenport’s ‘Moon and Me’ will take place at MIPJunior in Cannes. With his extraordinary track record of success, we know how interested and excited the attendees will be to see his latest landmark project,” said Andrew Kerr.
 
“Moon and Me” joins the brand-new pre-school series from Cyber Group Studios and Disney Junior, “Gigantosaurus”, which will also have its World Premiere TV Screening at MIPJunior.
 
 
About Foundling Bird Ltd – Foundling Bird was established in 2014 to own, produce and administer the work of award-winning creator Andrew Davenport.  It is named after the Grimm tale of the same title. Davenport’s creative goals remain the same as he says they always have been: To found a slate of developmentally informed, innovative and entertaining projects – built on compelling storytelling and an authentic sense of contemporary childhood. With 25 years’ experience in children’s global content, Andrew Davenport has been dubbed ‘the JK Rowling of the under fives’ [The Daily Telegraph], after the global success of both Teletubbies (which he co-created and wrote, and which was broadcast in 125 countries, translated into 45 languages, won 17 industry awards and achieved ‘iconic’ status as probably the most instantly-recognizable British product of contemporary times) and In the Night Garden (which he created, wrote and composed).  Industry accolades include a clutch of BAFTA and RTS awards and Emmy nominations.
 
About Sutikki – Sutikki — Japanese for sticky — is the kids and family division of Bento Box Entertainment. Founded in 2016 by executives Irene Weibel and Andrew Kerr, Sutikki (sutikki.com) creates, produces, distributes and merchandises compelling content built for today’s kids aged 2-11. Sutikki believes in the power of story and its ability to drive commercial success globally. It is currently in production on its first preschool program, Moon and Me, scheduled to premiere on the BBC’s CBeebies channel and NBCUniversal’s Universal Kids later this year.
 
About Bento Box Entertainment – Bento Box Entertainment (BBE) is a multiple-time Emmy® award-winning entertainment content and technology company.  With studios in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Toronto, BBE produces animated comedy series for broadcast, cable and digital networks.  This includes Bob’s Burgers on FOX; Brickleberry and Legends of Chamberlain Heights on Comedy Central; The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special on NBC; Paradise, P.D. and The Who Was? Show on Netflix; Glove and Boots on YouTube; among many others.  Additionally, BBE has produced music videos with artists including Coldplay. With creative thinking, disruptive content and innovative technology at its core, BBE is dedicated to extending its reach to new audiences via its digital, content rights, live events, merchandise, brand management and Sutikki (kids and family) business units. BBE can be followed across social media channels @bentoboxent.
 
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