FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(October 11, 2016 – Toronto, Canada) – Portfolio Entertainment is en route to MIPCOM with an expanded catalogue featuring an all-new lineup of preschool, factual and lifestyle series. These new acquisitions from Portfolio Entertainment join its current slate of internationally-renowned content.
Mack & Moxy (12 x 13’) is a fun and colourful preschool series that introduces kids to universal values and important causes. Each episode of award-winning Mack & Moxy features a special celebrity guest such as Hank Azaria, Rachael Ray, Keegan-Michael Key, Kal Penn and Josh Duhamel. So Smart! (7 x 30’, 52 x 5.5’ and 3 x 30’) is an award-winning collection of animated series for babies and toddlers. These series are the latest acquisitions from the U.S. to join Portfolio Entertainment’s kids and preschool lineup. Portfolio Entertainment is also driving into MIPCOM with its brand new title, Car Stories, a series from Canada’s Joe Media that tells high octane and emotional stories about the world’s most prized classic cars. The distributor is also introducing Best In The World Japan (10 x 30’) and Welcome To The Railworld Japan (10 x 30’), two new lifestyle/travel series from Malaysia-based Primeworks Distribution. Best in The World Japan is a series on the extraordinary culinary delights of the island nation, while Welcome To The Railworld Japan takes viewers on an incredible journey across the county by train.
“Portfolio Entertainment is aggressively pursuing acquisitions across all genres and is continuing to forge international partnerships with talented content creators. We are very excited to bring these freshly acquired titles to MIPCOM,” said Jonathan Abraham, Director of International Sales and Acquisitions, Portfolio Entertainment. “Over the years, Portfolio has built a rich and diverse catalogue of entertaining and informative preschool, lifestyle and travel content that hits the mark with audiences around the globe, and these five new additions to our catalogue are no exception.”
Mack & Moxy (12 x 13’) HD
This award-winning children’s series introduces kids to important causes. Combining colorful 3D animation, live-action puppets, fun adventures, humor and catchy music, Mack & Moxy teaches children – and their parents – life-long lessons of charity and compassion, while celebrating the joy of helping others. The series features the celebrities such as Josh Duhamel, Keegan-Michael Key, Dean Norris, Rachael Ray, Melissa Fumero, Eva LaRue, Matt Lucas, Hank Azaria and Kal Penn, who lend their talents to making each episode a special experience.
- Baby’s First Beginnings (7 x 30’)
- Baby’s First Word Stories (52 x 5.5’)
- King Otis and the Kingdom of Goode (3 x 30’)
So Smart! is an award-winning series of videos for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. A trusted brand for almost two decades, the deliberately gentle pace, engaging imagery and soothing music make So Smart! a favourite for families worldwide.
Best In The World Japan (10 x 30’)
As a country that boasts the most three-star restaurants in the world and an array of spectacular cuisine, Japan is the ultimate food lover’s paradise. Featuring the hilarious and high-energy host Razif Hashim on his journey to the Land of the Rising Sun, viewers will discover the culture, the history, and most importantly the food of this extraordinary island nation.
Welcome To The Railworld Japan (10 x 30’)
Host Henry Golding discovers the essence of Japan by embarking on a unique and fulfilling journey through the Japan’s most prominent mode of transport, the railway system. Viewers join Henry on this ride where he is on a quest to uncover all the rich culture, fascinating attractions and mouth-watering delicacies that the Land of the Rising Sun has to offer.
Car Stories (13 x 30’)
Car Stories is a rolling tour of some of the most beautiful and rare classic cars ever made, as seen through the loving eyes of their doting owners. From powerful muscle cars like the 429 Boss Mustang to slow but steady practical classics like the Citroen 2-CV, each of these cars has a backstory. Viewers buckle up for a fun and a sometimes hair-raising ride with tales of love and loss, youth and excitement, and attention to detail.
Visit Portfolio Entertainment at MIPCOM booth P-1.A0.
About Portfolio Entertainment
Portfolio Entertainment is a leading producer and distributor of premium television and multi-platform content. Now celebrating 25 years in business, founders Joy Rosen and Lisa Olfman have earned a global reputation for creative excellence and collaboration. Portfolio’s distribution division sets ambitious standards for itself, representing a diverse catalogue of high quality children’s live action, animation, factual and lifestyle content. The programs, produced in house and acquired from independent producers worldwide, have landed on many of the world’s most recognized television networks and digital platforms. Portfolio’s strategic partnerships, range from joint ventures, development and co-production agreements, to first-look distribution deals. Above all, the company is committed to exceptional service and building enduring relationships with program buyers worldwide. In 2015, Portfolio launched Portfolio Animation, a creative-driven, state of the art animation studio staffed with top-tier talent as well as a factual/lifestyle production division. www.portfolioentertainment.com