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4Kids Entertainment licenses 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles- Fast Forward' to major international broadcasters

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MUMBAI: 4Kids Entertainment has secured a number of key broadcast sales for its hit animated action comedy adventure series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Fast Forward to leading international broadcasters.

New episodes of one of the most successful brands in global kids TV entertainment are set to launch on ITV Network (UK), RTVE (Spain) and Media Set (Italy) among others. ITV (UK) has acquired rights to both ITV and CiTV while RTVE (Spain) has acquired all 130 episodes of the TMNT series.

Brian Lacey, EVP international for 4Kids Entertainment noted that recent licensees for the all-new hit animated action comedy adventure series also included SIC (Portugal), Ten Network (Australia), Cartoon Network (Australia & NZ), DR TV (Denmark), and Mediacorp TV12’s Kid Central (Singapore) among others.

The Turtles are also returning to the big screen with an all-new CGI-animated feature film TMNT premiering on 23 March. The movie, produced by Imagi Entertainment, will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures domestically and The Weinstein Company internationally.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (130 x 30’) animated series has been a top-performing program around the world. The global broadcast lineup already includes TF1 (France), Alter TV (Greece), Teletoon (Canada), Cartoon Network (U.S.), RTL 2 and Jetix (Germany), TV3 (Russia), RTL Klub (Hungary), Minimax (Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania) and Nova TV (Bulgaria), RTE (Ireland), MTV3 (Finland), RTL-TVI and VMM (Belgium), Cartoon Network (Scandinavia), TV3 (New Zealand), SABC2 (South Africa), Televisa (Mexico), TV3 (Malaysia), Children’s Channel (Israel), Icelandic Broadcasting Corp. (Iceland), ABS-CBN (Philippines) and Cartoon Network (Philippines) among others.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were created in 1984 when Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman published a 40-page, black-and-white comic book. From the late 1980’s through the early 1990’s, the original animated adventures of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles dominated kids’ entertainment.

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