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12/03/2009

ITV Global Scoops Up BBC Children's Favourite 'Big And Small' For ITV DVD

ITV DVD, the UK home entertainment label at ITV Global Entertainment has secured the UK DVD rights for Big and Small, the top rating BBC Children's series, voiced by actor and comedian Lenny Henry produced by Kindle and 3Js.
Animated pre-school series Big and Small follows the comic adventures of two friends, voiced by Henry (currently starring in Othello) and Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter).
The 90-minute DVD features eight fun-filled episodes and will be released nationwide on Monday March 30 by ITV DVD priced £12.99.
Steve Gallant, Director, Home Entertainment & Digital, ITV Global Entertainment, said: "Big and Small is a fantastic piece of children's television and a very fun script. Since the series premiered on CBeebies the property has quickly grown into one of the pre-school market's best rating shows.
"We're confident the DVD release will delight kids and their parents/carers. We have big plans for the series at ITV DVD in the UK and we're looking forward to working with Kindle, 3J's Production and Start Licensing in growing Big and Small into a mega-hit."
Richard Bernard, Product Manager, ITV DVD said: "Voiced with fantastic energy by Lenny Henry and Imelda Staunton, Big and Small is an excellent pre-school programme, with particular emphasis on fun and laughter. This makes for a very strong proposition on DVD and is reflected in the wide distribution ITV DVD has achieved at retail."
Big and Small is a co-production between Kindle and the 3J's Productions for BBC, produced in association with Treehouse TV and Studio 100. The series airs in the UK on CBeebies, the BBC's digital channel aimed at young children, establishing itself as one of the broadcasters' best performing pre-school shows.
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