BBC Worldwide’s international pre-school channel, CBeebies, has acquired two titles from DHX Media – Grandpa In My Pocket and dirtgirlworld – for its global feeds.
From early next year the first three seasons of Grandpa In My Pocket will air for the first time in Asia, Africa and Poland. dirtgirlworld will debut in Africa and Poland.
BBC Worldwide Channels VP acquisitions Bun Scrase-Dickins says, “These are both great titles, hugely popular with kids in the UK, and we are delighted to be able to bring them to our young viewers around the world.” dirtgirlworld is a music-filled series which mixes live action, animation and photo-collage to explore nature. Dirtgirl’s backyard is full of bizarre insects, underground tunnels and performing stunt bugs, and together with a host of larger-than-life characters, she inspires four-to-six-year-olds to have fun in their gardens.
Grandpa In My Pocket is a comedy drama featuring a Grandpa with a magic shrinking cap that only his grandson Jason knows about. When he puts the cap on, Grandpa shrinks and creates comic mayhem, but with teamwork, Grandpa and Jason always manage to save the day.