Thunderbird takes Mittens & Pants worldwide

France TV and WBD are among the broadcasters that have picked up season one of the preschool series.
September 21, 2023

Vancouver’s Thunderbird Distribution has closed sales for the first season of Mittens & Pants across 34 territories.

Warner Bros. Discovery has picked up the 39 x seven-minute season for its Cartoonito, Cartoon Network and Boomerang channels in Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

France TV acquired it for multiple regions, including France, Andorra, Monaco, French Guyana and New Caledonia. Hop! Channel (Israel) and DR Denmark (Denmark, Greenland and Faroe Islands) have also bought the season. 

Mittens & Pants follows a puppy and kitten best friend duo who live in a colorful, all-animal town called Kibble Corners. Producer Phil McCordic (Tumbletown Tales) created the series, which is notably filmed with real baby animals.

Toronto-based prodco Windy Isle Entertainment produces this preschool live-action series, which debuted in February 2023 on CBC Kids in Canada and Sky Kids in the UK. Last year, Thunderbird Entertainment signed on to manage distribution and consumer products for the show, in a move to grow its third-party distribution business.

Mittens & Pants scored a renewal shortly after its February launch, and Windy Isle rolled out season two in July on CBC Kids and CBC Gem. The 41 x seven-minute season will premiere on Sky Kids later this fall.

The series has a wide global appeal thanks to its use of cute baby animals in short bite-sized episodes, said Richard Goldsmith, president of global distribution and consumer products at Thunderbird. 

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