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Entertainment Rights
Industry Global media company
Fate Absorbed into Classic Media
Successor DreamWorks Classics
Founded March 21, 1989; 33 years ago (1989-03-21)
Defunct May 8, 2009; 13 years ago (2009-05-08)
Headquarters ,
Products Children and family television programming

Entertainment Rights was a media company with international business in the production and sales of children's and family television programming. The business entity was first founded in 1989 as "Sleepy Kids". In 1999, the company was renamed "Entertainment Rights".

List of licensed programmes and acquisitions

Banksia Productions

Cosgrove Hall


Hibbert Ralph Entertainment

  • The First Snow of Winter (co-produced with Link Entertainment and BBC)
  • The Forgotten Toys (both the TV series and the special; co-produced with United Productions, Meridian Broadcasting and Link Entertainment)
  • The Second Star to the Left: A Christmas Tale (co-produced with BBC)
  • Spider! (later sold to Evergreen Entertainment)

Link Entertainment

  • Animal Antics
  • Barney (co-produced with Barney Entertainments Ltd)
  • Bill the Minder (produced by Bevanfield Films)
  • Bug Alert
  • Chatterhappy Ponies
  • Christopher Crocodile (co-produced with Mixpix and BBC)
  • Deep Sea Dick
  • Fairy Tales (produced by Bevanfield Films)
  • Ethelbert the Tiger (co-produced with Millimages)
  • Eye of the Storm (co-produced with Meridian Broadcasting and Pater Tabern)
  • Grabbit the Rabbit
  • Hamilton Mattress
  • Jack and Marcel
  • Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories (produced by Bevanfield Films)
  • Monster TV (co-produced with BBC)
  • The Morph Files (co-produced with Aardman Animations)
  • Orm and Cheep
  • Pirates (co-produced with Childsplay Ltd and BBC)
  • Preston Pig (co-produced with Varga London)
  • Siyabonga
  • Tales of a Wise King
  • The Slow Norris (co-produced with HTV)
  • The Spooks of Bottle Bay (co-produced with Fugitive/Playboard Puppets and Carlton Television)
  • The Treacle People (co-produced with Fire Mountain Productions)
  • Teddybears (co-produced with United Productions)
  • There's A Viking In My Bed (co-produced with BBC)
  • Tiny (co-produced with Martin Gates Productions)
  • Jane Speakman's Tiny Tales

Martin Gates Productions

  • Molly's Gang

Little Entertainment Company

Maddocks Animation

Siriol Productions Ltd

Queensgate Productions

Carrington Productions International

Sleepy Kids

Tell-Tale Productions



Woodland Animations

  • For a full list of shows and details, see Woodland Animations.


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