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Blink Industries Signs First-Look Deal With BBC Studios Kids & Family

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We’re excited to announce that Blinkink‘s long-form division, Blink Industries, has signed a First-Look deal with BBC Studios Kids & Family.

This two-year creative partnership gives Kids & Family exclusive access to Blink Industries’ slate of animation and live-action projects, with an aim to supercharge its global reach and engage new audiences. This move also marks the distributor’s first First-Look deal since it became part of content powerhouse BBC Studios in 2022.

Blink Industries is an Emmy, Annie and BAFTA award-winning UK development and production studio that specialises in an inventive, mixed-media approach to the kids & family genre, scripted comedy, adult animation and feature films.

Blink Industries produced the animated rendition of the beloved classic tale ‘Peter and the Wolf’ with BMG, featuring music and narration by Gavin Friday and artwork based on original illustrations by Bono, with BBC Studios Kids & Family as the distribution partner.

Blink’s slate also includes ‘Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared’, ‘Dead End: Paranormal Park’ and ‘The Grumpy King’. As well as an impressive list of credits, Blink also has a 120- seat animation studio, a computer games division and a roster of home-grown talent.

Managing Director BBC Studios Kids & Family, Cecilia Persson, says: “We are really looking forward to working with Blink Industries. This is a strong partnership between two companies who share the same creative vision to develop authentic content aimed at kids and family audiences globally. Blink Industries is an innovative and exciting company with proven global appeal. Combined with the commercial and creative expertise of BBC Studios, we are sure this will be the beginning of a hugely successful collaboration.”

BBC Studios Kids & Family will be taking the first projects from the partnership to market ahead of MIPCOM later this year.

James Stevenson Bretton, Founder and Managing Partner at Blink Industries, says: “We’re thrilled to be embarking on this adventure with BBC Studios Kids & Family. The alchemy of BBC Studios’ commercial and creative insights and knowledge, alongside our unique offering as an independent studio, will allow us to make some big waves in the kids and family space across animation and live action.

“We house some of the most exciting creatives on the planet and being able to introduce our development process and production wizardry to an ever-greater audience is an incredible opportunity. We have already diversified into areas such as gaming, licensing and publishing, and BBC Studios’ enthusiasm for that growth is invigorating and will help us to expand our reach into even more ambitious IP and projects.”