MIPCOM: Nick Jr in the UK has commissioned a preschool cartoon about the adventures of a young dragon that will also air on Welsh public broadcaster S4C.
Digby Dragon (26×30′), produced entirely in the UK by Blue-Zoo Productions and distributed by Aardman Animations, is based on an original work by Sally Hunter (Humphrey’s Corner).
Funded through an Enterprise Investment Scheme, along with presales and advances, the series will go into production in early 2014.
“The world of Digby is one driven by imagination and adventure. These core attributes mean that the property has the potential to develop into a long-running TV series beloved by families, while its characters are engaging enough to be enjoyed by audiences across multiple platforms,” said Tim Patterson, VP, director of programming at Nickelodeon UK.