LONDON – Leading kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE, has signed a number of deals in key territories for animated series Pablo.
Successfully premiering on CBeebies and RTÉJr last October, Pablo (52 x 11 minutes) will air on Universal Kids (US), SVT (Sweden), YLE (Finland), ABC (Australia), Hunan (China), C&J (Korea), RTHK (Hong Kong), Showmax (Africa) and on Netflix (in multiple territories).
Pablo features a smart and artistic little boy, whose imaginative drawings come to life enabling him to face the Real World with confidence. Pablo is 5ó and on the autism spectrum. Using his magic crayons, Pablo bravely turns his life challenges into fantastic adventures and his feelings into colourful characters with a voice. With the help of his Art World friends, Llama, Noa, Mouse, Draff, Tang and Wren, Pablo is better able to make sense of his 5ó year old world.
The first ever children’s series to feature an autistic central character, each story reflects the real-life experiences of children with autism, and has been devised, co-written and voiced by young autistic talent. A second season has been commissioned and six games and a slate of short films accompany the series.
Ed Galton, CCO & Managing Director at CAKE and Exec Producer on Pablo said, “We are thrilled with the international response Pablo has received since MIPCOM. A unique show celebrating creativity, individuality and thinking differently, its message has visibly resonated with broadcasters around the world.”
Pablo was produced by Paper Owl Films for CBeebies and RTÉJr., in association with Kavaleer Productions and Ingenious with funding from Northern Ireland Screen and BAI.