Great news for Irish animation, with word that Nickelodeon International has acquired the rights to Kiva Can Do!, the latest series from Irish animation studio Kavaleer Productions.
Kiva is a five-year-old girl who knows how to make her own fun and whose imagination knows no bounds. Along with her best friend, Saul Dunne and her dog Angus (whom Kiva built out of shoeboxes and paper towel rolls), Kiva can create absolutely anything and go absolutely anywhere. When Kiva uses her imagination the ordinary turns into the extraordinary.
Kiva Can Do! is a 52 episode x 11 minute show for pre-schoolers whose heroes need only a cardboard box, some bits and bobs, and whole lot of imagination to have a grand adventure. It is designed to get girls more interested in engineering.
The show will air on Nick Jr in the Benelux, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Greece, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, as well as in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Israel, Africa, Latin America, South-east Asia, India, South Korea, Israel and the Arabic-speaking region on the Middle East and North Africa. Lacey Entertainment brokered deal.
Kiva Can Do! was created by Kavaleer CEO Andrew Kavanagh and is executive produced by managing director Gary Timpson. It is backed by the Irish Film Board, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, the Section 481 tax credit, and RTÉ, with the assistance of Creative Europe.
Kiva Can Do! is a charming series with positive pro-social stories that are characterised by warmth and cheerful fun that reflects the highly imaginative play patterns of children around the world.
Brian Lacey, President – Lacey Entertainment