Cartoon Network UK And Cartoon Network Africa Buys Wishfart Broadcasting Rights
Cartoon Network UK and Cartoon Network Africa has acquired the broadcasting rights for the surreal animated comedy – Wishfart from Canadian distributor – Bejuba! Entertainment. Wishfart was commissioned by Teletoon Canada (owned by Corus Entertainment who are also the operators of Cartoon Network Canada) and is produced by Wishfart Productions. Created by Dan Williams, Lienne Sawatsky and John Hazlett, the animated series follows the life of a teenage leprechaun with new-found wish-granting powers, his friends include a Japanese ghost girl named Akiko and a talking puffin.
As part of the deal with Bejuba!, Turner UK and Turner Africa now have the rights to air 40 Wishfart episodes, each episode has a runtime of eleven minutes. Wishfart also airs on UK free-to-air children’s channel – CITV (Children’s Independent Television), Turner has also acquired the broadcasting rights for the show in Israel.
Wishfart will premiere on Cartoon Network Africa on 1st January 2018, new episodes air Monday to Friday at 12.05pm CAT and repeated on weekends at 06.10am CAT. As of yet, it’s not known when the show will premiere on Cartoon Network UK.