Fireman Sam and the Pontypandy Rescue Team return to save the day on land, sea and air with two new computer-animated seasons of Fireman Sam. Season 14 will begin shipping in December 2022, and Season 15 will begin shipping in June 2023. , bringing in 26, 11-minute episodes per season. The new seasons feature many exciting emergencies, including rookie pilot Christina in a shiny new rescue plane, a newly built airport, exciting upgrades to the team’s Jupiter fire truck, and amazing new friends to help.
Polly Pocket, based on Mattel’s original brand of micro-scale dolls, is also back. In Polly Pocket Season 5, set for release in March 2023, Polly shares her magical “Pockite” with her friends – now they all have their own unique powers! Together they will explore small fantasy worlds that contain big surprises. The new season of the 2D animated series features 26 11-minute episodes and the launch of Polly Pocket: Sparkle Cove Adventure, a 66-minute special. In the Sparkle Cove Adventure, Polly discovers the hidden world of Sparkle Cove, a stunning tropical island paradise, and the origin of the magical “pocket” that gives Polly her shrinking powers. The release will mark the first Poly Pocket Special since the relaunch of the Mattel brand in 2018.
“We are delighted to see the continued support and enthusiasm for Fireman Sam and Polly Pocket from around the world,” he said. Alex Godfrey, vice president of content distribution at Mattel Television. “As these iconic Mattel properties continue to resonate with audiences around the world, we look forward to sharing more stories and adventures in the years to come. »
“Global demand from broadcasters and streamers for Fireman Sam and Polly Pocket continues to be very strong,” he said. Carolyn Tyer, Vice President of Global Rights and Commercial Strategy at WildBrain. “These beloved series delight and educate children with engaging characters, action-packed and humorous stories. We’re excited to continue working with Mattel to bring more Sam and Polly to kids around the world. »
New supply agreements
WildBrain has secured several new broadcasting and streaming deals for Fireman Sam and Polly Pocket. Deals include new seasons of Fireman Sam, ABC Kids (Australia) and HOP! (Israel) Seasons 13–15, MiniMini+ (Poland) Seasons 14 and 15, Cartoonito (UK & Ireland) and NRK Super (Norway) picked up Seasons 13 and 14. Fireman Season 13 Sam Chosen by KiKA.
(Germany), Amazon Prime Video (UK, Ireland, Germany), Milkshake! (UK), RTE Junior (Ireland), Cartoonito (Italy), France Televisions (France), Minimini+ (Poland), Vudu (USA).
Seasons 4 and 5 of Polly Pocket were picked up by Minimax (EEC except Poland). Seasons 3 and 4 have been picked up by Netflix (US and UK); POP (UK), Amazon Kids+ (US); Discovery Kids (Latin America); Family Channel (Canada); Teletoon+ (Poland); Gully, M6 & TG (France, French-speaking EMEA); Cartoonito & Boomerang (Italy, Turkey); Super RTL (Germany, Austria, Switzerland); KidZone TV (Baltic); BG (Israel); Channel 9 (Australia); TVNZ (New Zealand); Voodoo (US); and EITB (Spain). Season 3 was also picked up by Amazon Prime Video (UK, France, Italy) and Astro (Malaysia, Brunei).
The new releases and distribution agreements are part of a multi-year development, production, distribution and licensing agreement between Mattel and Wild Brain. New seasons of Fireman Sam and Polly Pocket are being produced at Wild Brain’s animation studio in Vancouver.
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