DeAPlaneta Entertainment has signed a remarkable deal with Fantawild Animation Inc, the most influential animation company in China, with renowned animation brands including Boonie Bears, Boonie Cubs, and Chicken Stew, among others. Thanks to this important deal, DeAPlaneta Entertainment will be the Licensing Agent and will manage all Media & Digital Rights of kids animated series Adventurer Carly in all Western territories: Europe, America (All of North, Central and South America), Sub-Saharan Africa and Oceania (Australia/New Zealand). Last October, during MIP Junior market, Adventurer Carly was the most-watched show in unique views by international buyers, among over 600 titles of children and family content. Adventurer Carly will start broadcasting in Western territories in 2024.
Peppa Pig is back for another season of fantastic adventures! Hasbro, Inc (NASDAQ: HAS), a leading toy and game company, has announced that Peppa and her family and friends will return to screens with an all-new season, premiering on the Nick Jr Channel December 4 at 7 p.m. EST. Season 10 introduces viewers to Granny Sheep for the very first time, voiced by legendary American-British actress Sandra Dickinson, who moves in with Suzy Sheep and Mummy Sheep. This new character and narrative serve as a representation of the first multigenerational household in the Peppa Pig series.
The Pokémon Company International announced that the new Pokémon animated series, Pokémon Horizons: The Series, will premiere in the U.S. on Feb. 23, 2024, exclusively on Netflix. The highly anticipated series will arrive just in time for Trainers to tune in as part of Pokémon Day celebrations, the annual fan-focused pop-culture holiday commemorating the launch of the original Pokémon video games on Feb. 27, 1996. Featuring a never-before-seen storyline, Pokémon Horizons: The Series will follow dual protagonists Liko and Roy — and their partner Pokémon, Sprigatito and Fuecoco, respectively — as they set off on action-packed adventures, encounter endearing characters like Friede and Captain Pikachu, and uncover the mysteries of the Pokémon world.
WildBrain has secured a wave of international distribution deals for the beloved animated preschool series, Brave Bunnies. The news comes as producers WildBrain, Glowberry, Anima Kitchent and KidsMe launch a brand-new second season of the highly popular series, following last year’s announcement of their global partnership on the brand.
Hasbro, a leading toy and game company, announced that Peppa Pig will jump into cinemas for the character’s 20th anniversary and biggest cinema celebration ever beginning February 2024. The hour-long cinema release, Peppa’s Cinema Party, will screen in English in cinemas in Australia, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States, offering 10 exclusive never-before-seen Peppa Pig Season 10 episodes including a 3-part Wedding Party Special, of which one episode features the voices of Katy Perry as Ms. Leopard and Orlando Bloom as Mr. Raccoon. A party bus bonus episode will also be included, as well as new interactive entertainment featuring Peppa and her friends breaking into the real world through a mixture of animation and live action featuring five brand new songs to sing along to and dances to move to. Little ones and the entire family will be able to have the ultimate cinema outing and celebrate along with their favorite onscreen characters. Plus, the fun continues outside cinemas, with parents and little ones able to stream the all-new music at home, in the car or on the go!
In the run-up to Asia TV Forum and Market (ATF), Asia’s leading entertainment content market, Mondo TV Group, one of the largest European producers and distributors of animated content, has announced the arrival of award-winning hit kids’ animation MeteoHeroes – co-produced by Mondo TV S.p.A and Meteo Expert (MOPI srl) – in multiple markets in Asia, Africa and Europe. Series one (52 x 7’) and series two (52 x 13’) of the wildly popular environmentally theme show have been sold to Cineplex of Thailand, a leading pay TV channel. They will broadcast on True-branded channels and True-branded platforms, both on an exclusive pay TV and a non-exclusive free TV basis.
Spin Master’s newest fantasy-adventure, animated series, Unicorn Academy, which launched November 2nd on Netflix, has quickly earned its place on kids most watch lists captivating young audiences everywhere. The magical fantasy adventure series has racked up more than 30 million of hours of watch time since first airing earlier in the month. Supporting a broad multi-platform approach to franchise building, Spin Master Entertainment released supporting content beyond Netflix with in-game activations on Roblox and short-form videos on TikTok and YouTube, amassing 37 million views on the Unicorn Academy YouTube channel. Reviews for the new series are also positive, including Common Sense Media, which gave Unicorn Academy 5/5 stars and exclaims that “the magical world is exquisitely imagined” and that “the non-unicorn creatures are equally fantastical.”
DeAPlaneta Entertainment and South Korean leading media company Cocktail Media have reached an agreement to distribute the kid’s animated HIT series Bugsbot Ignition and its spin-off, the short-form animation series Bugsbot G outside of Asia. Bugsbot Ignition, an animated series aimed to kids between 6 and 9 years old, has been airing in China (Jinying Cartoon, Toonmax, Yooman Cartoon, among many others), Taiwan (YoYo TV), Hong Kong (Viu TV), Indonesia (rtv) and, of course, South Korea (Tooniverse, MBC, AniOne, Cartoon Network, among others) where it has become a real phenomenon. In addition to this, the 24 different toy lines of Bugsbot Ignition which were commercialised in South Korea reached the #2 toy sales rank in domestic sales.
Zigazoo Kids, a community dedicated to inspiring the next generation with a social media network aimed at connecting kids through their interests and unique talents, proudly announces its latest achievement: surpassing 500 members of its Creator Club. This special group is home to some of the biggest kid Influencers and actors, bringing Zigazoo Kids’ reach to hundreds of millions, garnering kid-famous creators from a wide variety of interest categories. In Zigazoo Kids’ rise to becoming the world’s largest social network for kids, the platform’s roster of kid content creators has grown to become an unparalleled resource for diverse youth talent. The Creator Club allows kidfluencers to partner with brands, participate in its affiliate marketing programs, attend events, and receive exclusive swag. The talent within the Zigazoo community has grown to include kid-famous gymnasts, dancers, musicians, actors, entrepreneurs, cooks, interview correspondents, and even Guinness World Record holders. Zigazoo even has a handful of influential animals.