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'Why' Picked Up By MGM for North America
19 Aug 2003 :
MGM have just picked up North American DVD and video rights for the Brown Bag / Monster Distributes’ pre-school series Why? (52 x 2 mins).

MGM Home Entertainment, a division of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., plans to enhance its presence in the children’s home entertainment arena by forging relationships with family entertainment companies such as Monster, and is committed to acquiring live-action and animated films, television programs, content derived from the publishing domain, established licensed brands and original direct-to-video products that are targeted at family entertainment.

From the Oscar-nominated creative team at Brown Bag Films, Why? has been a proven success in Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East, among other territories. This animated series explains how things work in a simple and informative way. In the series, an older girl answers the inquisitive questions of two young children who ask questions that adults have difficulty explaining, such as Why do we have seasons?, Why do animals hibernate? and How do telephones work?.

Commissioned by Five, other broadcasters who have recently picked up Why’s recently completed second series include TG4 in Ireland, Raisat in Italy, RTV Slovenia, The Knowledge Network Canada and TV Ontario Canada, Discovery Europe, Spotfilms in Brazil, Hop! In Israel, Innoform in Singapore and Al Sayyar in Syria.

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