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Entertainment One buys Hockey Skates for MIPCOM

Entertainment One (eOne) Family has acquired the rights to holiday movie The Magic Hockey Skates and will be launching it at MIPCOM.

The kids and family division of the international distributor will begin shopping the animated special to global broadcasters in Cannes after striking a deal with Amberwood Entertainment.

The 2D special is produced for Canadian public broadcaster CBC with financial assistance from the Canadian Media Fund. It is based on a book and follows a young boy’s journey with the help of a pair of magical skates.

“Amberwood consistently produces high calibre animation for children and The Magic Hockey Skates promises to be another fantastic project,” says Olivier Dumont, MD, eOne Family. “We’re proud to be representing broadcast rights for international territories and we will maximise our network of broadcast partners to secure the strongest possible distribution.”

“We are pleased to be working once again with eOne Family” Jonathan Wiseman, senior VP, Amberwood. “They are a strong distribution partner internationally, and we look forward to their placement of this special with key broadcast partners around the world.