10 YEARS AND COUNTING…
Little Princess and her very special family first hit our screens in October 2006 on Channel 5’s Milkshake. Three series, 100 episodes and two specials later, the brand of Little Princess continues to thrive.
On the eve of her 10th anniversary, it has been announced that Zodiak Kids has sold the first two series to OTT platform Amazon Video, in a package deal for a number of their titles.
This is followed by the exciting announcement by Kaleidoscope Film Distribution that they are to represent the feature film Little Princess and the Legend of Blue Foot for international sales and distribution in the UK.
Little Princess has been sold worldwide to over 150 territories. Notable achievements include Rai’s purchase of all three series, three times; all three series sold to Ciwen in China and ABC in Australia; renewed rights in Japan; daily prime time slot on UK’s Channel 5 and ZDF in Germany.
Her online presence has also been a success. Little Princess was sold to Netflix on a worldwide deal prior to her moving across to Amazon Video. She also has her own YouTube channel, plus fan page channels, that have over 20,000 subscribers and more than 40 million views.
Over the course of her 10 year life Little Princess has come a long way from her days as the picture book by Tony Ross. However the stories stay true to the spirit of the original books. This is one of the reasons that Little Princess has become a children’s, and parents, favourite.
Having become part of Channel 5’s Milkshake core programming, coupled with Milkshakes increased ratings year on year, Channel 5 are commissioning a fourth series of Little Princess, set for launch in Autumn 2018.
Illuminated Films’ Iain Harvey expressed ‘it is exciting times for Little Princess and her brand. Looking ahead we have a lot of plans for her and hope these new ventures will lead to another ten successful years of Little Princess for another generation of children to enjoy.’