A second season of the Polly Pocket animated series has been greenlit by Mattel for production at DHX Media.
The new series introduces a more condensed 26 x 11’ episode format, continuing the story of Polly, friends Shani and Lila, and the adventures they share with the help of a magic locket that gives Polly the power to shrink to four inches tall.
“Polly Pocket is an iconic heritage IP from Mattel that resonates with both kids and their parents,” said Fred Soulie, SVP Content Distribution and Business Development, Mattel. “The brand delivers strong results on shelf and on screens, and we are delighted with the reception from our best-in-class broadcast partners globally, which makes the greenlight of the second series very exciting.”
In addition, Universal Kids, part of NBCUniversal’s Entertainment and Lifestyle Group, has pocketed both seasons, and will begin airing season one in the US this summer.
“This sale to Universal Kids builds on the big success we’ve seen from little Polly Pocket, with over twenty broadcasters and streamers worldwide picking up season one to date,” says Josh Scherba, President, DHX Media. “The series is introducing a new generation of kids around the world to this much-loved Mattel brand, and the creative teams at our Vancouver studio are excited to delight fans further with more magical adventures from Polly and her friends in season two.”
The creation of the Polly Pocket animated series is part of an overarching co-development, production, distribution and licensing deal between DHX Media and Mattel to expand the toymaker’s brands. Other animated series from the collaboration include Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam and Little People.