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One Animation Secures Slate of VOD Deals

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One Animation has secured new deals with global and local VOD platforms across its portfolio of CG-animated series including the short-form, long-form, and seasonal specials of Oddbods, as well as Insectibles, Rob the Robot, and Antiks.

In the U.S., Oddbods, Insectibles, Antiks, and Rob the Robot will make their debut on age-appropriate kids’ streaming services, Ameba TV, BatteryPop, and Common Sense Networks’ Sensical, launching in Q2 this year. Additionally, on a global basis, Safe Streaming AVOD channel Kidoodle.TV, Roku, and Happykids TV are each adding new Oddbods and Antiks short-form with the addition of season three and season two, respectively.

In EMEA, One Animation has inked a number of deals for Oddbods’ long-form series and seasonal specials with: TFOUMax (France) for season two and “Party Monsters,” “The Festive Menace,” and “Zee Force Five” specials; TV Nova and its video and streaming platform Voyo (Czech Republic & Slovakia) for season one of the seven-minute long-form series; and Vodafone (Greece) for long-form seasons one and two, as well as “Party Monsters,” “The Festive Menace,” “Zee Force Five,” and “Oddbeard’s Curse” specials.

For Middle East and North Africa, MENA Mobile has picked up the Arabic version of Insectibles season one.

Additionally, Netflix has renewed Oddbods long-form season two for South East Asia and Japan, while SVOD service, FPT (Vietnam) has licensed Oddbods short-form seasons one-three, and Mola TV (Indonesia) adds Insectibles season one and Rob the Robot seasons one and two to their service. In Russia, Yandex-owned KinoPoisk has picked up Oddbods long-form, short-form seasons one-three, and “Party Monsters,” “The Festive Menace,” and “Zee Force Five” specials, as well as Antiks season one.

“We’ve seen a real growth for our content amongst VOD platforms and we’re delighted to be working with so many new and existing partners,” Michele Schofield, SVP Content Distribution at One Animation, said. “Our series are created with real heart, humor and positivity, which will always resonate with children and their families no matter where they are in the world. Oddbods, Antiks, Insectibles, and Rob the Robot are ideal examples of this approach, and our robust and growing line-up of platforms is testament to the audience-building firepower of each series.”

Oddbods is a three-time Emmy Award-nominated, non-dialogue comedy featuring seven pals, the Oddbods. Together they turn ordinary situations into unexpected and humorous events.

For kids ages 3-9, Antiks is a minimal dialogue slapstick comedy following two sibling ants, Joey and Boo, with an appetite for food, mischief, and minuscule levels of mass destruction.

Comedy adventure series Insectibles, aimed at children 6-9 years, brings fans on the journey with main characters Zak and Gramps — along with three bio-mechanically enhanced insects — as they search for the missing pieces of the “Shrinkinator,” an invention that shrunk them before it exploded.

Educational adventure series Rob the Robot for ages 3-5 sees lead character Rob and his friends Orbit, Ema, T.K., and Squeak, take on adventures across the planets in the Robot Galaxy. Each mission requires the help of Rob’s friends and their unique abilities, from T.K.’s logical thinking to Ema’s language and early reading knowledge.