SA broadcasters buy Italian animation cartoons


Italian animation studio, Rainbow SpA reports that it has signed a deal with M-Net for two of its cartoons, Monster Allergy and Huntik. According to Monica Condiani, TV sales manager for Rainbow SpA, Huntlik has not been aired yet but it is due to launch in a number of countries including the UK. It will be screened on KTV towards the end of the year.

SABC1 has acquired the rights for Winx Club, the animated fantasy/adventure series created by Iginio Straffi and produced by Rainbow SpA. SABC has so far aired three series of the show. They are expected to air season 4 some time in September.

Condiani says that concerning the movie, Winx Club - The Secret of the Lost Kingdom, Rainbow SpA is in discussion with some distributors to have it released in South Africa.