The animated series launched on PlayKids TV December 11
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sondra Contino, Lawless Entertainment - (949) 419-6156, [email protected]
Los Angeles, February 20, 2015 – Lawless Entertainment is thrilled to announce the conclusion of a deal that will add the beloved Olive the Ostrich animated series to the PlayKids video platform for smart phones, devices and tablets.
The English episodes launched December 11, 2014 and are available via subscription in the US and Canada for the next year.
Additionally, Raydar Media in the UK has concluded a deal for Olive the Ostrich distribution throughout Australia and New Zealand.
“When you produce a big hearted show like Olive, you want as many children as possible to see and interact with it,” says Oli Hyatt, Co-founder and Creative Director of Blue-Zoo and creator of Olive the Ostrich. “Playkids offers a new and exciting way for children to view this wonderful show!”
“As children’s media habits change almost daily, it’s imperative we offer families a unique and engaging experience they can take on the go. Kids can’t get enough of Olive the Ostrich and we’re delighted to offer this show in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand,” says Eduardo Henrique, head of global expansion of PlayKids.
“Olive the Ostrich is already a hit on Sprout in the US; Nickelodeon in Australia; Knowledge (British Columbia), Knowledge (BBC Kids), and TFO (French Canada) in Canada,” says Cathy Malatesta, President of Lawless Entertainment. “And now children will be able to enjoy her on the PlayKids app anywhere, anytime, any platform!”
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Notes to Editors:
About Lawless Entertainment
Lawless Entertainment is a Los Angeles-based agency that creates, co-produces, distributes and markets both animated and live-action programming throughout the world for both film and television and represents properties for licensing and merchandising. Lawless Entertainment is headed up by Cathy Malatesta and works with intellectual property owners and content providers and has relationships with top film, television, home video, online and mobile distribution entities, retailers and licensees throughout the world.
For more information contact Sondra Contino at (949) 419-6156 or visit www.lawlessent.com.
About Olive the Ostrich
Olive the Ostrich is a UK smash hit that is produced and owned by Blue Zoo Productions, Ltd.
Olive is an ostrich with a big imagination, huge heart and a gigantic appetite for adventure! She lives in the outback with her family, but Olive is different… What makes Olive special is her amazing imagination. So while her family is running, pecking and laying eggs, Olive can be found imagining herself going on exciting adventures when she buries her head, down, deep down into the sand…
Olive the Ostrich debuted in the US on Sprout in mid 2012 and is currently shown in Australia, Denmark, UK, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Benelux, France, Poland, Canada, and Israel. In each episode, animators bring to life real pictures drawn by children. The children’s artwork is used to create all the guest characters, places and objects that Olive encounters. Inquisitive and enthusiastic, Olive loves to solve problems and help people whenever she can. She’ll try anything once, which can get her into trouble, but she always finds fun and inventive ways to get out of it.
PlayKids is a children’s entertainment platform packed with entertaining and age-appropriate videos, eBooks, nursery rhymes, games and lullabies specifically for children aged five and under. As a trusted source for parents, PlayKids offers entertaining and educational programming for children and features offline viewing so kids can watch programming wherever they go. Additionally, families can save on data usage and provides parental controls. Learn more at: playkidsapp.com.