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Thunderbird Distribution acquires media and products Rights to ‘Mittens & Pants’

Windy Isle Entertainment sees Thunderbird Distribution strengthen its third-party rights representation

Thunderbird Entertainment Group and Thunderbird Distribution have acquired global media (excluding Canada and the U.K.) and consumer products rights to new preschool series, “Mittens & Pants.”

The live-action series, produced by Toronto-based Windy Isle Entertainment, is a CBC Kids original production that will debut on CBC and CBC Gem in Canada this fall. In the U.K., Sky has pre-bought the series, which will bow on its Sky Kids on-demand platforms this fall.

“Mittens & Pants” (39 x seven minutes) is a live-action series featuring best friends, Mittens the kitten and Pants the puppy, as they go on adventures that are packed with action, humor and drama in their all-animal town of Kibble Corners. “Mittens & Pants” celebrates the joys of having friends who are different than you. The relationships between the shy, curious kitten, the energetic puppy and their furry (and feathered) friends and families drive the storytelling. Created by Phil McCordic, chief executive officer, Windy Isle Entertainment, “Mittens & Pants’” live-action world stars real baby animals that are voiced by kids.    

The series was produced with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, with the assistance of Ontario Creates and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and produced with the financial participation of the Shaw Rocket Fund.