44 Cats, a brand-new preschool property between Bardel Entertainment Inc. and its parent company Rainbow S.p. A. is being licensed to German commercial broadcaster Super RTL. 44 Cats marks Rainbow’s first foray into preschool programming as well as its inaugural production with Bardel (which Rainbow acquired in 2015). Italian broadcaster RAI is co-producing, and will premiere the toon later this year.
“We are absolutely thrilled to announce this major broadcast deal with Super RTL, as it has been a major target of ours to partner with them,” said Cristiana Buzzelli, the senior VP of sales and acquisitions at Rainbow. “They have already proven they are a fantastic team to work with, and we are all looking forward to bringing the entertaining adventures of 44 Cats to German children!”
Carsten Göttel, Super RTL’s program director, added: “We especially like the positive energy of 44 Cats and the fact that the series strongly focuses on friendship as an underlying value. Its great sense of humor will work for kids and parents alike and therefore fits perfectly into our co-viewing strategy.”