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Lionsgate Expands ‘Care Bears’ Agreement

9 Jan, 2013 By: John Latchem

Lionsgate has expanded its home entertainment distribution agreement for the “Care Bears” brand with American Greetings Properties to include the new CG-animated TV series "Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot."

The agreement gives Lionsgate packaged and digital rights in both the United States and United Kingdom to all 26 episodes of the show, which debuted on The Hub in 2012.  In addition, the two companies extended their existing contract, with Lionsgate retaining its rights to the two previous “Care Bears” television series and five “Care Bears” movies.

Under the new agreement, Lionsgate will also distribute three additional American Greetings properties in the United States through packaged and digital media: the WETA produced show "The WotWots," "The Twisted Whiskers Show" and "Maryoku Yummy." Lionsgate also acquires U.S. digital rights to three seasons of the “Strawberry Shortcake” series.

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