Kabillion expands its portfolio of kids’ content to include Future Card Buddyfight Ace, a kids anime series, as well as Kiwi & Strit, an animated show for preschoolers. The addition of these two international series adds to the multiple titles that Kabillion already distributes across various leading streaming platforms, including Amazon, Hulu and VUDU.
“We’re excited to add these two standout series, which already have a solid global fan base, to our expanding distribution roster,” said David Di Lorenzo, president of Kabillion. “We’re committed to providing viewers with the best kids’ entertainment content from around the world via the platforms that are most popular with children and families today.”
For Future Card Buddyfight Ace, now in its fifth season, Kabillion has secured global English language rights. Created by Tokyo-based entertainment company Bushiroad, the 43×24 anime series takes place 23 years after the events of Future Card Buddyfight X and centers on Yuga Mikado, son of Gao Mikado. Yuga is known as the “Ace of Gaming,” though Buddyfight is his first card game. Yuga’s Buddy is Gargantua Dragon, also known as Garga.
In addition, Kabillion has acquired North American rights for Kiwi & Strit across all channels. Produced by Copenhagen-based Copenhagen Bombay with German broadcaster NDR, Studio Hamburg Distribution & Marketing GmbH and Film i Väst, the non-dialogue series is a 26×5 3-D animated comedy that centers on two furry little creatures, Kiwi and Strit, who live in a clearing in the forest. The two characters are very different from one another: Kiwi, who is yellow, is considerate and careful, while Strit, who is purple, is wild. Though each approaches situations differently, they are both playful and curious, and have a lot of fun together when they play football, race on their bicycles, or find a noisy cow.
These new programs will now be available everywhere Kabillion is found, including through the recently announced XUMO’s U.S.-based smart TV channel.