Global nets grab MonsunoAlso, from Kidscreen:
Networks across Europe, the Middle East, Canada and Australia have acquired boys’ action series Monsuno (52x30′).
The series launched on Nick Toons in the US in February and has now gone to the UK’s CiTV, Italy’s K2, Spain’s TV Clan, Canada’s YTV, the Middle East’s Spacetoon and Nine Network channel Go! in Australia.
The 6-11 boys-skewed series follows the battle between a group of heroic kids and aliens intent on destruction.
It is distributed by FremantleMedia Enterprises.
Pacific Animation Partners, a joint venture of toyco Jakks Pacific, Dentsu Entertainment USA, FME and The Topps Company, produce the show.
GENRES: Animation, Children's
COMPANIES: CITV, Dentsu Entertainment USA, FremantleMedia Enterprises, Go!, Jakks Pacific, K2, Nick Toons, Nine Network, Pacific Animation Partners, Spacetoon, The Topps Company, TVE, YTV
SECTIONS: C21 Kids
COUNTRIES: Australia, Canada, Italy, Japan, Middle East, Spain, UK, US
Monsuno series to bow in six new marketsAlso, from Licensing.biz:
FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has signed six new international distribution deals for the boys’ action-adventure series Monsuno.
The deals will see Monsuno air on free-to-air channels including CITV in the UK, Switchover Media (K2) in Italy, RTVE (Clan) in Spain, YTV in Canada, Spacetoon in the Middle East, and Nine Network’s GO! channel in Australia.
Targeting six- to 11-year-old boys, Monsuno is a 52 x half hour animated action-adventure series in which a race to harness the power of Monsuno ensues between a group of heroic kids and the evil forces focused on destroying the planet. Nickelodeon has the pay TV rights to Monsuno, which premiered in the US on Nicktoons in February and is now rolling out in more than 60 markets worldwide.
FME is the worldwide (excluding Asia) distribution and ancillary rights agent for Monsuno and will be available this week at Licensing Show to discuss opportunities for phase two categories including apparel, graphic novels, sticker and activity books, as well as for phase three products in categories across games, outdoor toys, dress up, activity and craft, board games and puzzles.
The Monsuno series is co-produced by Pacific Animation Partners, a joint venture between Jakks Pacific and Dentsu Entertainment USA, with FremantleMedia Enterprises and The Topps Company. It is supported by a Jakks Pacific toy line featuring innovative, kid-controlled action figures, accessories, playsets, collectables, electronics and integrated role play.
Jakks Pacific is the creator of the underlying Monsuno property and master toymaker for the Monsuno toy line. The Topps Company produces Monsuno trading card games, confectioneries and related products
Tags: Dentsu Entertainment USA, FreemantleMedia Enterprises, Jakks Pacific, Monsuno, Pacific Animation Partners, The Topps Company
VEGAS 2012: Six new TV deals for MonsunoAlso, from Animation Insider:
Boys' animated series picked up by CITV in the UK.
FremantleMedia Enterprises has announced a string of TV channels which have picked up the Monsuno licence.
The popular boys’ action series will be broadcast on free-to-air channels such as CITV in the UK, Switchover Media in Italy, RTVE in Spain,YTV in Canada, Spacetoon in the Middle East and Nine Network’s Go channel in Australia.
Nickelodeon has the pay TV rights to Monsuno, which premiered in the US on Nicktoons in February, and is rolling out in over 60 markets worldwide.
FremantleMedia Enterprises is the distribution and rights agent for Monsuno and is currently attending Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas to discuss opportunities for apparel, graphic novels, books, toys, board games, puzzles and more.
Jakks Pacific is the creator of Monsuno and the toy line. The Monsuno TV series is co-produced by Pacific Animation Partners LLC, a joint venture between Jakks Pacific, Dentsu Entertainment USA, FremantleMedia Enterprises and The Topps Company.
Andrew Berman, FME’s VP for distribution, kids and family entertainment, said: “We are incredibly excited to announce these new programming deals which further demonstrate the worldwide appeal of Monsuno.”
Carmine Russo, president of Jakks Pacific’s International division, added: “On-air placement with these top free-to-air network partners continues to expand the tremendous worldwide presence of the Monsuno franchise.”
TV Animation Sales 2012 (June)
TV Animation News: Global Sales Update
The following article spotlights a few news items regarding TV animation sales announced during June 2012. Nickelodeon's revival of sewer-dwelling ninja reptiles are already earning international sales (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Ankama's flexible MMORPG-based adventures move to Cartoon Network (Wakfu), and a pair of preschool items about everyday piglets find new homes as well (Wibbly Pig, Peppa Pig).
FremantleMedia Enterprises (London, England), which manages the boys' adventure series Monsuno, has obtained a number of new broadcast partners for the monster-battle animation. FremantleMedia manages the series' international distribution and ancillary rights, which to date also includes the Nicktoons network, which debuted Monsuno in February 2012 [recent Monsuno news: "Nicktoons Readies New Animation" (02/2012)]. Monsuno is now also slated to air on CITV (UK), K2 (Italy), YTV (Canada), Spacetoon (Middle East), RTVE's Clan (Spain), Nine Network's GO! (Australia), and most recently, TV Tokyo (Japan) this coming autumn. Monsuno is about a group of kid heroes whose destiny to save the world is intertwined with fantastical creatures of enormous size and power. The series is a co-production of Dentsu Entertainment (U.S.), Dentsu Tec (Japan), FremantleMedia Enterprises (UK), and JAKKS Pacific (U.S.).