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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Leading kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE and Animation Collective have signed a deal which will see CAKE distributing worldwide rights to the Animation Collective library.

Animation Collective became one of the largest independent animation studios in New York specialisingin creating characters, telling stories and producing content across multiple platforms. Consisting of cult classics and fan favourites with original humour and dynamic design, the library of several hundred episodes has been digitally remastered.

With a successful track record, hit shows include the Emmy-nominated Kappa Mikey (52 x 22’) about a struggling actor who becomes Japan’s biggest anime star. Nickelodeon’s first global acquisition, Kappa Mikey became the network’s highest rated show when it premiered in the US on Nicktoons.  

Additional titles include Three Delivery (26 x 22’), another top-rated Nicktoons Network classic, five seasons of Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF for Cartoon Network US and CBBC UK where it was the highest rated kids show and the critically acclaimed preschool series Ellen’s Acres (52 x 11’) for Cartoon Network worldwide.

Ed Galton, CCO & Managing Director at CAKE said, “The Animation Collective library is a great addition to CAKE’s catalogue. With prolific characters and original story-telling, these dynamic properties will appeal to a new generation of kids and tweens as well as original fans and anime lovers and we are looking forward to re-introducing the library to a worldwide audience.”

Larry Schwarz CEO, Animation Collective said, “We’re so excited to be partnering with CAKE to bring the work we’ve done back to viewers and we look forward to being able to continue telling these stories and developing our characters through brand new episodes and seasons.”