Pre-school animation series, Joe and Jack, produced by Northern Ireland based Maeve McAdam and Villi Ragnarsson of Dancing Girl Productions and written by Corrina Askin, continues to garner interest worldwide.
Distributor CCI Entertainment Ltd has announced that the show has been acquired by ABC Australia, Canal + (Piwi +) France, NPO Netherlands (Z@ppelin), RTP Portugal, Telequebec, Knowledge Network and BBC Kids in Canada, TVNZ New Zealand and Korea Hi Tel. The series will also air on Disney Junior Latin America.In addition to television, CCI has also reached a home entertainment agreement with ABC Enterprises in Australia for the property.
Arnie Zipursky, Co-Chairman and CEO of CCI Entertainment stated, “We are very happy with the response we have had from broadcasters on Joe & Jack. The charm of the series as well as the incredible art is garnering a lot of attention on all continents.”
Joe and Jack revolves around the comedic adventures of a boy Joe, and his best friend Jack. The only catch, Jack is a cat! The daring duo turn the ordinary into the extraordinary by using their imaginations to make dreams come true. The series embodies themes of friendship and fun and tackles preschool challenges.
Joe and Jack will be broadcast on RTÉ in Irish and English and is being distributed by CCI Entertainment, Canada. The series received finance from the Northern Ireland Screen Fund supported by Invest NI and part funded by the European Regional Development Fund. It has also received funding from the Irish Language Broadcast Fund for its Irish version.