Kidoodle makes Monster deal

December 9, 2019

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Children’s ad-supported VoD service Kidoodle.TV has expanded its library via a distribution deal with Ireland-based distributor Monster Entertainment.

Monster Entertainment titles due to arrive on the service from next month include, Cocoland, Wow Wow Rolling Friends, Santa’s Last Christmas, Peek Zoo, Fluffy Gardens, Urban Tails and The Day Henry Met…?.

It comes after six Monster Entertainment titles, including Gazoon, I’m a Fish and Brewster the Rooster, were made available on Kidoodle.TV earlier this year.

“Given the dangers children face while streaming, this is a great example of the success companies are having with Kidoodle.TV, as we provide a safe streaming alternative for content providers and families who continue to become more aware of the inherent dangers on sites that are not intended for children,” said Kidoodle.TV’s senior VP of content and business development, Brenda Bisner.

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KiKA bags Peek Zoo

 

ZDF-owned free-to-air German children’s channel KiKA has acquired new animation series Peek Zoo from Monster Entertainment.

Peek Zoo (26×7’) is based on a children’s book series and follows the life of zookeeper Mr Peek and his children Jimmy and Violet, who solve problems and mysteries with the help of the animals in the zoo. The series is aimed at 4-8 year-olds and produced by Igloo Films in Ireland.

The series was originally commissioned by Irish pubcaster RTÉ, and has been picked up by SRF in Switzerland, YLE in Finland, Fauna in Turkey and Azoomee in the UK, with additional sales under negotiation.

Sebastian Debertin, head of acquisitions and coproductions at ARD/ZDF KiKA, said: “Peek Zoo is a truly charming and funny series that will entertain the KiKA audience.”

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Animation sector strikes sales deals as Screen Ireland-supported projects travel around the world

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Posted: 28th November 2019

The Irish animation industry has long been a creative cornerstone of Ireland’s vibrant screen industry and the sector has experienced substantial growth in the last decade, thanks to its international reputation for excellence and its global outlook. This quarter marks a busy sales period for the animation sector, with a plethora of deals struck for Screen Ireland-funded projects from home-grown animation studios.

Below is a selection of the international broadcasters and SVOD platforms who have recently acquired Irish content for young audiences around the world:

Pink Kong’s Urban Tails has been sold to SVODs Kidsy and Azoomee. Currently airing on RTEjr, Urban Tails is the ultimate Music Show starring Awesome Animals from YOUR city. Each episode is a brand-new music video filled with funny factual character driven content, inspired by the classic Hip-Hop and R’N’B videos of the 1990s.

Season 4 of Wiggleywoo’s popular preschool series The Day Henry Met… has completed production and will premiere on Nick Jr in the UK in January 2020 before airing on Nick Jr in 178 countries.  Other broadcasters who will air Season 4 include RTEjr, TV3 Catalunya in Spain, TVP in Poland, Ceska in the Czech Republic, Viaplay SVOD in Scandinavia.  In addition to this, the first 3 seasons have recently been sold to Playkids, OCS, iDipper all for SVOD and TV Azteca in Mexico, as well a range of licensing deals finalised for merchandise and book lines
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Salty Dog Pictures’ Brewster the Rooster has been acquired by Olympusat for Spanish-speaking North American and Latin American broadcast, CJE&M for Korean broadcast and by Emirates Airlines.

Monster Entertainment’s I’m a Fish has been acquired by YLE in Finland and Media Mundi SVOD, EPIC SVOD, Indignenius for SVOD, Kidoodle for AVOD, JY Animation for China SVOD, Hopster for SVOD.

Ink & Light’s Harry & Bip has been sold to SRC in Canada, BT in the UK, JCG in Korea, Beijing Flying Fish Culture in China, Trenitalia for Italian trains and Telecoming for African mobile.
Igloo Productions’ Peek Zoo has been sold to KiKa in Germany, YLE in Finland, Fauna for SVOD.

ATF Spotlight: Monster Entertainment

Monster Entertainment’s first series from South Korea, Wow! Wow! Rolling Friends is set in a town where everything is made out of blocks.

“We believe that it has very strong appeal in the Asian market,” says Ania Rozenszprung-Clinton, Monster Entertainment’s head of sales and acquisitions. The Day Henry Met…?, which sees the titular Henry encounter something new each day, is available on Nick Jr. in 178 countries in addition to a number of free-TV channels and VOD platforms.

Rounding out Monster Entertainment’s ATF highlights is Earth to Luna!, a STEM-based series. The program “is already very strong in the Asian market, being available in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, etc.,” according to Rozenszprung-Clinton, who says, “Our business in Asia is expanding fast.”

She adds, “This is our third attendance at ATF, and we hope that it will be the most successful one.”

The Day Henry Met Premieres

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The latest season of Wiggleywoo’s series, The Day Henry Met…? has just been completed and will premiere on Nick Jr in the UK and Ireland in January before going on to air on Nick Jr in 178 other countries.

Other broadcasters who will air Season 4 include RTE Jr, TV3 Catalunya in Spain, TVP in Poland, Ceska in the Czech Republic, Eesti in Estonia and Viaplay SVOD in Scandinavia.

Earlier seasons have recently been sold to Playkids, OCS, iDipper, TFOUMax, Azoomee and Kanopy, all for SVOD, and TV Azteca in Mexico.  The series airs on a range of Free TV channels including Milkshake! in the UK and Ireland, RAI in Italy, ABC in Australia, TVO, TFO and Knowledge in Canada and on many SVOD platforms.

Two new publishers, de Agostini in Italy and Agyra in Greece have signed up to publish a range of books based upon the series, Di Costa in Italy have created Henry Easter eggs with a gift inside and there will be a Henry promotion through kiosks in Italy organised by Teaser Lab. LMI has taken on the UK licensing and merchandising rights in the UK and 25 airlines are featuring the series in their in-flight entertainment.

The series is continuing to enjoy terrific ratings – e.g. in Italy, The Day Henry Met…? has ranked fifth among the most viewed programs on free children channels, with a 13.32 per cent share of viewers aged four to seven. The Day Henry Met…? performed similarly to Albero Azzurro and Peppa Pig and has also received a morning timeslot on RAI YoYo.

The series has been sold to 25 airlines including Virgin Atlantic, Delta,Emirates, Qantas Airlines, Lufthansa, Air France, Norwegian Air, Cathay Pacific, KLM

Every day Henry meets something new – The day Henry met a compass!,  The day Henry met a cookbook!, The day Henry met a Surfboard!

How exciting, I wonder what Henry’s going to meet today?

De Agostini Picks Up Italian Publishing Rights for ‘The Day Henry Met…’


Monster Entertainment sold the rights to De Agostini in Italy.

De Agostini has announced the acquisition of Italian publishing rights to the pre-school series “The Day Henry Met…” from its distributor Monster Entertainment.

With international publishers across Poland (Egmont), U.K. and Ireland (O’Brien Press), Australia and New Zealand (New Frontier) and Greece (Agyra), “The Day Henry Met…” is being published in multiple formats from board and activity books to coloring, sticker, story, sound books and more.

The animated show is also airing on Nickelodeon in 178 countries and internationally on popular linear channels. LMI, the series’ U.K. and Ireland licensing agents will be bringing “The Day Henry Met…”

Earth to Luna lands on Netflix

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The first season of Brazil-based TV PinGuim’s flagship series is available on the streamer worldwide, excluding Latin America.
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Netflix has acquired the first season of Brazilian producer TV PinGuim’s flagship animated series Earth to Luna, which is now available globally on the streamer (excluding Latin America).

Aimed at children ages four to seven, the series consists of three seasons (104 x 12 minutes) with a fourth currently in production. Following six-year-old Luna as she searches for answers about science, the show is available in 96 countries on platforms and broadcasters including Amazon Prime, YouTube, Universal Kids (the US), SVT (Sweden), PlayKids (Brazil), Tiny Pop (the UK) and iTunes. Monster Entertainment globally distributes Earth to Luna, following a new agreement inked between the Irish distributor and TV PinGuim earlier this week.

Moving beyond Brazil, TV PinGuim opened a Miami-based US arm last September with the hopes of finding co-pro partners and expanding licensing opportunities. TV PinGuim is also set to premiere a movie version of its series Fishtronaut at the Miami International Film Festival next month.

Monster Sends ‘Earth to Luna’ Rocketing Around the Globe

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Monster Entertainment has teamed up with Brazilian animation studio TV PinGuim to distribute its charming exploration-education series Earth to Luna!, which it will debut at Kidscreen Summit. Aimed at girls 4-7 and boys 4-7, the property is currently comprised of three seasons (104 x 12’), a Christmas special and a series of shorts (10 x 1’30”), with a fourth season in production.

Earth to Luna! centers on Luna, a six-year-old girl who is completely, undeniably and passionately devoted to just one thing: science! Each episode finds Luna, her little brother Jupiter and her pet ferret Clyde off in search of answers to their many questions.

The series has already set up a worldwide presence, airing in 96 countries on channels including Discovery Kids, Discovery Family, Sprout, SVT Sweden, PTS Taiwan, PlayKids Brazil, Tiny Pop United Kingdom, Radio Television Hong Kong, TV Brasil, NBC Kids US, and available on iTunes, Amazon and YouTube. Earth to Luna! has exceptional ratings in Brazil, Colombia and Argentina — airing at prime time and making top 2 in audience ratings — and was nominated at the 5th International Emmy Awards.

In addition to the TV series, the property has an app (more than 2 million downloads), an online presence, consumer products and a live show as of 2017. The brand has nine international licensees, and 32 licensees in total, including Grendene, Pernamucanas, Estrela, Multi Kids, Agosin (Chile, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador & Central America) and Character Mix (Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay), with over 490 products available.

Monster runs with Booba

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3D Sparrow’s animated show, which already boasts a large following on YouTube, will be distributed by Ireland’s Monster Entertainment.
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Irish distributor Monster Entertainment has added London-based animation studio 3D Sparrow’s non-dialog series Booba to its portfolio.

The 26 x four-minute toon targets kids ages three to seven and follows a curious creature exploring the world around him with his friends. The show’s second season is currently in production.

Booba airs in Italy (Super!) and Russia (Carousel), and boasts more than 1.5 billion views on YouTube. Top-viewing countries for the show on YouTube include the US, the UK, France, Germany, Brazil, Korea and Canada.

Monster gobbles up slapstick toon

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Ireland’s Monster Entertainment has acquired distribution rights to a non-dialogue animated preschool series that has a strong following on YouTube.

Slapstick comedy Booba (26×4′) follows a curious creature with inquisitive eyes, pointy ears and a furry body.

The property has racked up 1.5 billion views on YouTube, according to Monster, and is also on air on Super! in Italy and Carousel in Russia.

It is made by animation producer 3D Sparrow, which has offices in London, Dubai and Moscow and is currently in production on the show’s second season.

 

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‘The Day Henry Met…?’ Signs Italian Agent

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The popular preschool series signs an Italian agent ahead of its Italian premiere.

EUROPE–Monster Entertainment has inked an agency representation agreement with Team Entertainment for its preschool property ’The Day Henry Met…?’ in Italy.

Under the terms of the agreement, Team Entertainment will build a consumer products program around the property throughout Italy.

Most recently, Monster Entertainment signed a publishing deal that will see The O’Brien Press release a series of picture books based on the show’s format in the U.K. and Eire. The books will be available later in the year.

“We are delighted to work on this brand and make it a successful one for the preschoolers,” says Maria Romanelli, chief executive officer, Team Entertainment. “We feel it has great potential with its animation treatment along with both its educational and humorous content that will fit into numerous product categories in Italy and beyond. These areas include publishing, toys, back-to-school and apparel.” 

‘The Day Henry Met…?’ is now airing on Rai Yoyo in Italy.

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Brand management agency Team Entertainment has signed on to a consumer products program inspired by the preschool series in Italy.
January 5, 2018

Distributor Monster Entertainment has tapped Team Entertainment to serve as exclusive Italian licensing agent for the preschool brand The Day Henry Met..?

Team Entertainment is looking to secure licensees for toys, back-to-school items and apparel inspired by the series, which makes its Italian free-TV premiere on RAI Yoyo on January 7. Produced by Ireland’s Wiggleywoo, the toon also airs on Nick Jr. in Italy.

The Day Henry Met..?’s consumer products push follows a recent deal with The O’Brien Press to publish branded books in the UK and Ireland, which are set to launch later this year.

The day Henry met… China! Irish cartoon coming soon.

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Jetsen Huashi TV has arranged rights to offer ‘The day Henry met…’ on its brand new on demand service, aimed specifically at children. Photo credit – Wiggleywoo

A hugely popular Irish children’s animation will be coming to screens in China after a rights deal was signed.

‘The day Henry met…’ is made by Dublin-based animators Wiggleywoo. For those who aren’t familiar with Henry’s exploits, here’s how they describe the programme:

”Everyday Henry meets something new – The day Henry met a Whale!, The day Henry met the Moon!, The day Henry met a Car! How exciting, I wonder what Henry’s going to meet today?”

‘The day Henry met…’ is already available in 177 territories around the world after children’s network Nickelodeon signed a rights agreement in 2016.

There are currently two seasons of the show, each featuring 26 five minute episodes. A third season is in production and is expected to be complete early in 2018.

Now, an agreement has also been reached which will see the programme come to Chinese televisions.

Jetsen Huashi TV has arranged rights to offer ‘The day Henry met…’ on its brand new on demand service, aimed specifically at children.

The deal will also allow Jetsen Huashi to broadcast the show across their Chinese services, and on mobile platforms in China.

 

 

Monster closes raft of Asian deals post ATF

12 Dec 2017 :
Following their visit to ATF Singapore, Monster Entertainment is excited to announce that they have closed a number of deals with a number of companies in China and Kuwait in the Middle East.

Monster has agreed a deal with JY Animation in China for the first season of the adorable, non-dialogue series, ‘Pikkuli’ for exclusive VOD; with a second season coming soon and a narrated version now available! JY Animation will also be taking the exclusive VOD rights for the non-dialogue short – ‘Monster In A Box’, the Irish animated series commissioned by RTE – ‘Brewster the Rooster’, and the third season of the I’m A Animated series from Monster Entertainment – ‘I’m A Fish’.

Red Apollo Group China has picked up seasons 1-3 of the popular series, ‘Jabu’s Jungle’, as well as, the second season of the hit Spanish animated show, ‘Cleo’.

Season 1 and 2 of the adventure series, ‘Jabu’s Jungle’ will be making its way to Kuwait, Middle East with Orange M E.

 

The Day Henry Met: Season 1 -Creative, Imaginative and Fun!

 

 

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Henry is a 4-year-old boy who always wants to learn and find out more. In each episode, Henry has a friendly chat with whatever he meets and discovers something new… “Hello, Whale. How do you stay under water for so long? Hello, Car. What makes you go so fast? Hello, Moon. Why do you only come out at night?” No matter what Henry meets, they’re always delighted to talk, laugh and share their amazing world with him. After finding out so many amazing things about his new friends, Henry lets his imagination run wild and imagines himself… As a knight rescuing the missing sword… As a singer performing in a band… As a deep sea diver swimming along sea creatures… As a fireman rescuing others… As an astronaut flying to the moon… And more! KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Samantha M. comments, “I enjoyed watching Henry act as an inquisitive 4-year-old. I am a little jealous because he is so intelligent and I wish I was that intelligent when I was 4!” Jolleen M. adds, “This DVD is very educational and cute. It is simply amazing that a child can enjoy watching a film while learning so much at the same time.” Rachael V., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror wraps it up with, “I think this show really inspires adventure and curiosity. I love how it makes every small event seem so fun and worthwhile.” See their full reviews below.

 

 

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By Samantha Marcus, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age 17

This creative animated series left me feeling intrigued the entire time. I enjoyed watching Henry act as an inquisitive 4-year-old. I am a little jealous because he is so intelligent and I wish I was that intelligent whenI was 4! Throughout the series, I couldn’t wait to see what Henry would encounter next. Henry is a young boy who desires to learn something new in his everyday life. In each episode, Henry meets a new object and his imagination comes to life when he puts the object to use. He finds a soccer ball and acts as a referee, finds a shield and acts as a knight and even acts as a deep sea diver, swimming alongside marine life.

The best part is, Henry builds so many friendships and everyone he meets is eager to help him find the answers to his questions. Steve Austin, the series animator, makes the setting and characters look incredibly realistic, since they aren’t picture-perfect. The animation looks pencil sketched, which makes the series more relatable, since nothing in life is perfect. Susan Broe, the series producer, incorporates a multitude of family-friendly themes to make this series fun for everyone to watch.

The music in the series is centralized with an orchestra, which is very calming for young kids and was for me also. It’s very unique, which I greatly admire, because most TV shows today have similar types of music. My favorite episode is called, “A Parrot.” Henry meets a parrot, begins talking to him and finds out it’s his 101st birthday. He tells Henry about his famous grandfather parrot, which is hilarious because parrots aren’t usually famous. It reminded me of going into pet stores and seeing talking parrots. The message of the series is to explore everything life has to offer and to be nice to everyone you meet. Henry is grateful for his life and treats everyone with compassion and respect, which is what everyone should do. I give this DVD 5 out of 5 stars, recommend it to kids ages 6 to 18 and adults would enjoy it too. I love how every object comes to life in Henry’s imagination and the unique plot had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. This comes out on DVD August 15, 2017. I can’t wait to watch Season 2

 

 

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By Jolleen Mejia, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 12

This DVD is very educational and cute. It is simply amazing that a child can enjoy watching a film while learning so much at the same time. A child can acquire so many positive traits and behaviors from watching this show. The animation is so cute. I have never seen this style of animation before. In this show, Henry meets a new object every day and goes on adventures learning more about them. He helps his object friends with their problems and learns the correct way to act in different situations. He learns to be fair, honest and kind. The show is somewhat predictable and not as original as some educational kids’ shows. I love the plot of Henry meeting a new object. That is very original. One interesting thing is that all of the objects (trees, clouds, pillars) have eyes on them. The eyes are huge and wide, even on Henry. Another thing is that everything is always moving. For example, all the trees in the background sway in the wind. There are tiny details like that which make everything seem a bit more life like.

My favorite episode is “The Day Henry Met a Football.” In this episode, there is Henry, two boots and a football. The two boots argue with each other about who is the best. The two boots play a game together with the football and eventually get super tired. Then they start arguing that they aren’t the best. This reminds me of when me and my brother argue and it made me laugh. I wonder if the boots are siblings as well.

There are multiple message in the stories. The most common ones are about being honest, kind to others, playing fair and facing your fears. These are all very important and good to teach to children at an early age. This DVD is great for young children who are ready to learn. I recommend it ages 3 to 7 and give it 3 out of 5 stars. The animation is super cute and unique, but the stories are not all that original. Still this is a wonderful DVD and is available now, so check it out!

 

 

The Day Henry Met: Season 1

By Rachael V., KIDS FIRST! Juror

This is truly a neat little program. This show is exactly as it sounds. It’s all about Henry meeting all kinds of people and things. He goes on tons of wacky adventures and I loved every minute of it. The art is goofy and feels as if it came from a child. I believe that is appealing to children who think that they too could create such a little journey. My favorite episode is “The Day Henry Met… A Panda.” It may because I love pandas, haha. In this episode, Henry helps a panda at the zoo search for its cousin and, in turn, becomes a zookeeper for the day. it’s very fun seeing him meet all the zoo animals and create a friendship with the panda as they search together. I think this show really inspires adventure and curiosity. I love how it makes every small event seem so fun and worthwhile. I recommend this DVD for ages 3 to 5 and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

The Day Henry Met…? sets sail for China

December 5, 2017

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Children’s animation The Day Henry Met…? is set for the small screen in China after being acquired by Jetsen Huashi TV for a new online venture.
The new deal is the latest in a raft of business for the preschool kids’ show by distributor Monster Entertainment, after The Day Henry Met…? launched on streaming service Amazon Prime Video and ComCast in the US.

The show, produced by Wiggleywoo, features a friendly four-year-old boy called Henry, who learns from his conversations with the different characters he meets each episode.

Jetsen Huashi Kids, the animation department of Jetsen Huashi TV, has alliances with companies including Turner, Francetv, Newen, Iconix and exclusively distributes more than 200 premium titles including as Pocoyo, Castro & Lisa, Paddington, Polo, Mysterious Cities of Gold and Ernest & Celestine.

Jetsen Huashi distribution channels cover multiple screens across China, with coverage on online video services, and IPTV/digital TV landing in 33 provinces across China. The company is also a content partner with mobile operators China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom.

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Henry heads to China’s Jetsen Huashi

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Chinese kids’ animation platform Jetsen Huashi Kids has picked up preschool show The Day Henry Met from Irish producer and distribution company Monster Entertainment.

The series will air on the new on-demand venture from Jetsen Huashi TV. It follows a four-year-old boy as he goes about meeting various objects and people.

The show has been has been aired by broadcasters in 178 countries since January 2017, including RTÉ in Ireland, Rai in Italy and Canal+ in France.

Jetsen Huashi Kids works with companies such as Turner, France Télévisions, Newen and Iconix to distribute shows such as Pocoyo, Castro & Lisa, Paddington, Polo, Mysterious Cities of Gold and Ernest & Celestine.

The Day Henry Met launched recently on Amazon Prime Video and Comcast in the US.

 

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Monster Entertainment Close Chinese Distribution Deal with Jetsen Huashi

04 Dec 2017
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The Day Henry Met…? Is making its way to China, in a deal closed by distributor Monster Entertainment! The Day Henry Met has had a number of new SVOD deals recently, including being launched on Amazon and ComCast in the US by Kid Genius.

The No.1 Digital Distribution & Media broadcasting company in China, Jetsen Huashi TV – has picked up the hit pre-school show for its new on demand venture specifically for kids.

Jetsen Huashi Kids, the animation department of Jetsen Huashi TV, works with many worldwide-known copyright holders; including Turner, Francetv, Newen, Iconix; and exclusively distributes more than 200 premium famous titles! Such as ‘Pocoyo’, ‘Castro & Lisa’, ‘Paddington’, ‘Polo’, ‘Mysterious Cities of Gold’ and ‘Ernest * Celestine’.

The Jetsen Huashi distribution channels cover multiple screens across China, with 100% coverage on video websites, and IPTV/ Digital TV landing in 33 provinces across China. Simultaneously, Jetsen Huashi are the most important content partner of China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom, the three major mobile operators in China.

Henry is a 4 year old boy who always wants to learn and find out more. So each episode he has a friendly chat with what ever he meets -

- Hello Whale, How do you stay under water for so long?

- Hello Moon, Why do you only come out at night?

- Hello Car, What makes you go so fast?

No matter what Henry meets, they’re always delighted to talk, laugh and share their amazing world with him. He finds out so many amazing things about his new friends, he lets his imagination run wild and imagines himself.

-As a deep sea diver under the ocean with the Whale.

-As an astronaut flying to the moon.

-As a race car driver, in the middle of a race.

Every episode ends with Henry’s mother calling him. Before he leaves he always tells his new friends it was lovely talking to them and hopes they have a nice day.

The Day Henry Met…? ,produced by Wiggleywoo, has proved to be very popular globally! Being picked up by many companies around the world and broadcast in 178 countries from January 2017! RTE Ireland, RAI, Canal Plus in French Speaking Europe, Africa and Caribbean, and an upcoming deal with TVP to name a few!

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The preschool series from Irish animation company Wiggleywoo has been picked up by Jetsen Huashi TV’s new on-demand venture.
November 29, 2017

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Irish animation company Wiggleywoo’s preschool series The Day Henry Met..? is heading to China, following a digital distribution deal with media broadcasting company Jetsen Huashi TV. The series is distributed by Monster Entertainment.

Jetsen Huashi has picked up the series for its new kids-centric on-demand venture. Jetsen’s distribution channels include IPTV and digital TV channels in 33 provinces across China, and it is also a content partner for mobile operators in the territory including China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom. Jesten Huashi Kids, meanwhile, exclusively distributes more than 200 titles including Pocoyo, Castro & Lisa, Paddington, Ernest & Celestine, Polo and Mysterious Cities of Gold. 

The Day Henry Met..? (26 x five minutes) follows a young boy as he tries to learn more about the world around him. Since its debut, the toon has been picked up by broadcasters in 178 countries including RTE Ireland, Canal Plus (French-speaking Europe, Africa and Caribbean), ABC (Australia), YLE (Finland), Eesti (Estonia), RUV (Iceland), RAI (Italy), Kids TV (Korea), Galapagos (Poland), SVT (Sweden) and TFOUMAX (France).

MIP Cancun: Monster Closes Spanish-Language Package Deal

 Nov 15th, 2017

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Ahead of its first outing to MIP Cancun (Nov. 15-17, www.mipcancun.com), Monster Entertainment has closed a deal with US media corp Olympusat which will bring much of its catalog to screens in neutral Spanish.

The agreement includes new series Brewster the Rooster (commissioned by RTE and recently picked up by ABC Australia, YLE Finland and JY Animation China), Misho and Robin (picked up by JY Animation China and HRT), Jabu’s Jungle (picked up by Gulli and Econet, currently the top rated series on SABC South Africa), Cleo (currently the top rated series on Clan TV Spain), as well as Fumpy FactsKelvin Magnetic: The VoltakidPlanet CosmoRocka-Bye IslandTerror in Doomsville and The Preschoolers.

These series will join Monster’s existing neutral Spanish-available catalog, including preschool hit The Day Henry Met…? (no. 1 rated pre-k series in Australia, airs internationally on Nick Jr.), I’m a Monsterand I’m a Creepy Crawly, which will be introduced to buyers at MIP Cancun.

Monster also offers a number of non-verbal animated series — such as PikkuliHarry & BipEskimo GirlFlipFlapLuchienHullabaloobaOutopusGazoonMonster in a Box, and Originalos — and music programs available in Spanish.

Based in West Palm Beach, Florida, Olympusat is an established leader in Hispanic television and media through its 70-plus SD and HD Spanish and English-language networks, including movie channel Cine Mexicano, Ultra HD channel Plex, and recently launched white label OTT VEMOX.

Monster Entertainment Close American Spanish Package Deal with Olympusat Ahead of MIP Cancun

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Ahead of its first attendance at MIPCancun, Monster Entertainment has just closed a deal with Olympusat in the United States, which will lead too much of its catalogue being available in neutral Spanish.

This will include new shows, ‘Brewster the Rooster’ (Commissioned by RTE and also recently up by ABC Australia, YLE Finland and JY Animation China), ‘Misho and Robin’ (Picked up by JY Animation China and HRT), ‘Jabu’s Jungle’ (Picked up by Gulli and Econet and currently the top rates series on SABC in South Africa), ‘Cleo’ (currently the top rated series on Clan TV in Spain) as well as ‘Fumpy Facts’, ‘Kelvin Magnetic : The Voltakid’, ‘Planet Cosmo’, ‘Rocka-Bye Island’, ‘Terror In Doomsville’ and ‘The Preschoolers’.

These shows will join Monster’s existing catalogue of other programming already available in neutral Spanish, including the hit preschool animation ‘The Day Henry Met…?’ (which is the no.1 rated preschool series in Australia and airs on Nick Junior internationally), and two shows as part of the I’m A… series; ‘I’m A Monster’ and ‘I’m A Creepy Crawly’, which will be introduced to the buyers at MIP Cancun

Monster Entertainment has a large catalogue of non-verbal animated shows on offer, including ‘Pikkuli’, ‘Harry & Bip’, ‘Eskimo Girl’, ‘FlipFlap’, ‘Luchien’, ‘Hullabalooba’, ‘Outopus’, ‘Gazoon’, ‘Monster in a Box’, and ‘Originalos’. Monster Entertainment also has very successful music programmes also available in Spanish.

Based in West Palm Beach, FL, Olympusat is one of the largest independent media corporations specializing in ownership, distribution, production and technical services. The company has established itself as a leader in the Hispanic television and media space through its 70+ SD and HD Spanish and English-language television networks, among them the top-rated Spanish-language movie channel Cine Mexicano, the popular Ultra HD Plex, and a distinctive Faith & Family and Specialty Suite representing some of the biggest networks in the industr

Rai introduced to The Day Henry Met

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MIPCOM: Italian pubcaster Rai has acquired preschool show The Day Henry Met for Italian-speaking territories from kids’ distributor Monster Entertainment.

The acquisition follows sales of the show to SVoD services throughout Europe, with Azoomee (UK), TFOU MAX (France) and Galapagos (Poland) all securing rights.

Nickelodeon International has also committed to seasons three and four less than a year after acquiring the first two.

The Day Henry Met follows a boy who has a conversation with everything he meets. The show will also get its own YouTube Channel to be overseen by Little Dot.

Free TV broadcasters ABC in Australia and Eesti in Estonia have signed up for season three while RUV in Iceland recently acquired the first run.

 

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Monster Entertainment’s ‘The Day Henry Met..’ expands to Italy

17 Oct 2017
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The Day Henry Met continues its global sales success with Italy’ s public national broadcaster, RAI having picked up the hit pre-school show for Free TV in Italian-speaking territories.

The Day Henry Met has also just been sold to other SVOD channels throughout Europe with Azoomee (UK), TFOUMAX (France), and Galapagos (Poland) all securing the rights to the show. It will also get its own YouTube Channel which will be overseen by Little Dot.

The Day Henry Met has had such great ratings that Nickelodeon International, less than a year after picking up seasons 1 and 2, has renewed the rights for these seasons as well as committing to seasons 3 and 4. The Day Henry Met is ranked as the top-rated pre-school series in Australia on Nick Junior with Nick Jr. UK ranking it as the number 8 show on the kid’s channel.

The series continues to hold the attention of young audiences the world over with Free TV broadcasters ABC Australia, and Eesti in Estonia all signing up for season 3 as well. RUV in Iceland has just picked up Season 1 of the show.

O’ Brien publishing has closed a deal for a series of picture books based on the show’s format for release in Ireland and the UK.

Michael O’Brien, Publisher at O’ Brien’s Press has said:

“We are delighted to be working with Monster, and Henry’s creator, Gilly, on these wonderful books for young readers”. 

MIPCOM: Global TV News Bytes

 Oct 17th, 2017

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Monster Ent. continues to see a warm global reception to its cartoon celebration of preschoolers’ curiosity, The Day Henry Met… The show has recently been picked up by Italy’s pubcaster RAI for Free TV in Italian-speaking territories, and European SVODs Azoomee (UK), TFOUMAX (France) and Galapagos (Poland). Henry will also get its own YouTube channel, overseen by Little DotNickelodeon International has renewed for seasons 1 and 2, and committed to seasons 3 and 4. The ratings’ hit is also coming to print in a new picture book series soon to launch from O’Brien’s Press in Ireland and the UK.

Nickelodeon Asia has acquired exclusive Pay TV and non-exclusive VOD rights to three slapstick, dialog-free animated short formats, which will begin airing in Singapore on its linear channel at the end of October, with select episodes available on the Nickelodeon Play app starting December. These are the 3D clumsy ostrich-dad comedy Cracké (52 x 1′) from Squeeze Studio Animation; absurd and irreverent smackdown Monster in a Box (26 x 1′) from Eggplant TV and Teletoon (Canada) and aquarium escape caper OUTOPUS (52 x 2′) from Rocket Cartoons (Costa Rica), the latter both 2D titles distributed by Monster Entertainment. Nick also announced a greenlight for its first animated shorts series from Asia, Sharkdog, from the network’s 2015 Global Animated Shorts Program.

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MIPCOM & MIP Junior News Bytes

 Oct 13th, 2017

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Monster Entertainment is launching a whopping eight new animated series at MIPCOM! On the roster:

Brewster the Rooster (26 x 7’, Ages 4-7) Follows six-year-old Maggie and her unique new pair of friends on their entertaining and thought-provoking journey of discovery; produced by Salty Dog Pictures (Ireland) with assistance from IFB and RTE, sold to ABC (Australia), YLE (Finland), Good TV (Taiwan) & JY Animation (China).

I’m A Fish (52 x 2’, Ages 4-8) is the latest “I’m A..” series and features a variety of sea creatures who introduce viewers to their underwater world with all sort of fun and interesting facts about their lives; produced by Salty Dog Pictures and Monster Ent., pre-sold to Knowledge (Canada), ABC (Australia) and Noga (Israel).

Casparade (13 x 7’, Ages 5-9) is about little rascal Caspar and his best friend Ada who find unexpected solutions to questions dealing with friendship, loyalty and the weirdness of adults; produced by Human Ark (Poland), presold to Canal Plus Poland.

Noah’s Park (14 x 22’, Ages 3-6) takes the animals off the ark and into the park, following Dreamer the rhino, Honk the camel, Stretch the giraffe and their friends, combining puppets, costumes, stop-mo and CGI.

IB the Dog (26 x 3-4’, Ages 3-6) is a charming short-form about a little dog who thinks up creative solutions to new challenges; produced by Klassefilm (Denmark) and PortaPlay, presold to DR (Denmark).

Cleo (S1 & 2, 78 x 7’) centers on a happy puppy and her best friend Irma who encourage innovative problem solving with all the doggy mischief they create; No. 1 on RTVE’s Clan (Spain), S1 sold to RTP (Portugal), JimJam (Pan-Europe & Middle East), HBO Spain, Disney Asia, Amazon India.

Misho & Robin (30 x 5’, Ages 3-6) are two adorable characters who always have fun with their little friends, educating kids about the big wide world; sold to HRT (Croatia), Why J-Kids (Korea), JY Animation, HooplaKidz.

Peek Zoo (26 x 6’, Ages 3-6) is a hilarious series of adventures featuring Mr. Peek the zookeeper and his children, Jimmy and Violet, as they look after the loud and colorful animals of Peek Zoo; commissioned by RTE Junior and produced by Igloo Films (Ireland)

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MIPJUNIOR: Broadcasters in Denmark and Poland have pre-bought two animated series that will be on the slate of Irish distributor Monster Entertainment at Mipcom.

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Canal Plus in Poland has boarded Casparade

DR in Denmark will air IB the Dog (26×3’30”), which is produced by Danish companies Klassefilm and PortaPlay and follows a little dog as he encounters new experiences. 

Meanwhile, Canal Plus in Poland is on board action adventure series Casparade (13×7′), which comes from Polish firm Human Ark and follows a boy and his best friend as they find unexpected answers to questions.

Monster Entertainment will be in Cannes with a slate that also includes Peek Zoo (26×6′), a show about the adventures of a zookeeper that has been commissioned by Irish broadcaster RTÉjr from Irish studio Igloo Films.

Elsewhere, I’m A Fish (52×2′) teaches children fun facts about sea creatures and has been pre-sold to broadcasters including Knowledge in Canada, ABC in Australia and Noga in Israel. The show recently debuted on commissioning broadcaster RTÉjr.

Other shows include Brewster The Rooster (26×7′), Noah’s Park (14×22′), Misho & Robin (30×5′) and Cleo.

 

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Int’l nets catch Monster’s Fish

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Broadcasters in Australia and Israel have acquired the latest children’s animation series from Irish producer and distributor Monster Entertainment.

ABC in Australia and Noga Communications in Israel will air the 52-episode series I’m a Fish, which recently debuted on commissioning broadcaster RTÉjr in Ireland.

I’m a Fish is aimed at four- to eight-year-olds and teaches children fun facts about sea creatures.

Monster has also agreed a deal with distribution firm JY Animation, which will represent the series in China.

The show is the third in Monster’s I’m a… series and follows I’m a Creepy Crawly and I’m a Monster, both of which have been acquired by broadcasters including YLE in Finland, DR in Denmark and TVO in Canada.

 

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RTEjr bows Monster’s I’m A Fish

December 4, 2017
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The RTE-commissioned animated series from Ireland’s Monster Entertainment made its RTEjr debut on September 30.
October 2, 2017

Irish kidcaster RTEjr has premiered I’m A Fish, the third season in the I’m A…animated series from Ireland’s Monster Entertainment.

With production now wrapped, the 52 x two-minute series for kids ages four to eight is ready for delivery. Pre-sales have already been secured with JY Animation China, ABC Australia and Noga Communications in Israel.

Backed by the Irish Film Board and Section 481, the series follows the fun, educational adventures of a group of sea creatures that inform the audience about their lives and their methods for survival.

The new season follows previous installments I’m A Creepy Crawly and I’m A Monster, which were both sold to ABC Australia, Discovery Networks (Singapore), YLE (Finland), DRTV (Denmark), Knowledge Network and TVO (Canada), and PakaPaka (Argentina). Both seasons were sold into a total of 70 territories.

The program launch follows a trio of broadcasters—ABC Kids (Australia), YLE (Finland) and Good TV (Taiwan)—signing on to Monster-distributed series Brewster the Rooster from Salty Dog Pictures.

Something’s brewing! Monster Sells Brewster to Multiple Territories

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Irish distributor Monster Entertainment has sold new animated series Brewster the Rooster to a number of broadcasting partners, including ABC Kids (Australia), YLE (Finland) and Good TV (Taiwan).

It premiered on Ireland’s RTE on 1st July 2017 and has since gone global, having been picked up by channels in the USA, Asia, Australia and Europe.

Produced by Salty Dog PicturesBrewster the Rooster follows the adventures of six-year-old Maggie and her best friend Brewster as they discover the answers to questions all kids ask. The toon premiered on Ireland’s RTE on July 1st.

The series has been acquired by ABC KIDS, YLE Finland, JY Animation has also picked up the Irish educational series and will translate it into Mandarin Chinese and finally, Taiwanese channel, Good TV, part of the Gabriel Broadcasting Corporations, has added Brewster the Rooster to their schedule.

Earlier this year, Monster Entertainment secured a raft of deals for Jabu’s Jungle,including the sale of season two to Gulli Africa and a full series pickup by India’s Ultra Media for its streaming service in all South Asian countries.

Monster Entertainment Sells ‘Brewster’ to Multiple Territories

19 Sep 2017 : Nathan Griffin
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Monster Entertainment have sold brand new Irish children’s animation ‘Brewster the Rooster’ to a number of major broadcasters ahead of its planned launch at MIP Junior in October.

The new series from Salty Dog Pictures follows the adventures of six-year-old Maggie and her best friend Brewster as they find out the answers to questions only children could think to ask!

It premiered on Ireland’s RTE on 1st July 2017 and has since had global success, having been picked up by channels in the USA, Asia, Australia and Europe.

The series has been acquired by ABC KIDS, YLE Finland, JY Animation has also picked up the Irish educational series and will translate it into Mandarin Chinese and finally, Taiwanese channel, Good TV, part of the Gabriel Broadcasting Corporations, has added Brewster the Rooster to their schedule.

Brewster the Rooster Grows Its Reach

September 18, 2017

Irish distributor Monster Entertainment has sold new animated series Brewster the Rooster to a number of broadcasting partners, including ABC Kids (Australia), YLE (Finland) and Good TV (Taiwan).

Produced by Salty Dog Pictures, Brewster the Rooster follows the adventures of six-year-old Maggie and her best friend Brewster as they discover the answers to questions all kids ask. The toon premiered on Ireland’s RTE on July 1.

Earlier this year, Monster Entertainment secured a raft of deals for Jabu’s Jungle, including the sale of season two to Gulli Africa and a full series pickup by India’s Ultra Media for its streaming service in all South Asian countries.

September 15, 2017

Brewster the Rooster Flies Around the World

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Broadcasters including ABC Kids in Australia and YLE in Finland have picked up Irish children’s animation Brewster the Rooster from distributor Monster Entertainment.

The show, produced by Salty Dog Pictures, follows the adventures of six-year-old Maggie and her best friend Brewster as they find out the answers to questions only children could think to ask.

The show is launching at MipJunior in Cannes next month but Monster has already sealed deals with ABC, YLE, Good TV in Taiwan and JY Animation, which will translate it into Mandarin.

The series premiered on Irish pubcaster RTÉ in July.

 

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Nickelodeon meets Henry again

September 13, 2017

Children’s broadcaster Nickelodeon has picked up two more seasons of Irish animated series The Day Henry Met for its international channels.

Wiggleywoo’s The Day Henry Met is shopped by Monster Entertainment

The channel will air the third and fourth seasons of the preschool series and has renewed its rights to season one and two in a deal with the show’s distributor, Monster Entertainment.

Nick first picked up the show in 2016 to air across Europe, Russia, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.

Dublin-based Wiggleywoo produces the show, which was sold to RTÉ in its homeland, TV Ontario and Knowledge Network in Canada, ABC in Australia and YLE in Finland, as well as other broadcasters.

The toon follows a charming, inquisitive boy who meets something new in each episode.

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Jabu’s Jungle Continues Trek Through Africa and India

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Dublin-based distribution company Monster Entertainment has inked a series of deals for South African animated series Jabu’s Jungle (13 x 22), which include a full series pickup of both seasons by India’s Ultra Media streaming service across South Asia, season 2 going to Gulli Africa. These agreements follow the recent sale to Econet Media for 17 African countries.

Aimed at kids aged 4-7, Jabu’s Jungle follows a nine-year-old boy as he explores the natural world with his magical talking drum, helping animals in need and steering clear of naughty Van the Vulture. With a vibrant Afro-pop soundtrack, the show introduces young viewers to Africa’s native species and their homes.

Jabu’s Jungle is produced by Pixcomm in Cape Town’s Masiphumelele township, which provides training and internships for young animators and illustrators in the community. A third season will go into production soon.

 

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Monster Takes Misho & Robin to MIPTV

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Ireland’s Monster Entertainment has new kids shows for buyers at MIPTV.

These are Misho & Robin (pictured), which comes from Recircle in Croatia and has been picked up by the territory’s pubcaster, HRT.

The 30x5mins show for 3-to-6s aims to bring together stories of adventure, friendship and the joys of helping others and being well mannered.

Also debuting is Noah’s Park, a 1422mins series from a US prodco of the same name.

The show follows animals after they have left Noah’s Ark and set off on an adventure to find a new home.

Monster is also in town selling season two of Cleo, which runs to 39 seven-minute episodes and was coproduce by La Casa Animada and RTVE.

by TBI reporter

DirecTV picks up killer video show

March 10, 2017

A broadcaster in Latin America has acquired two seasons of music series Video Killed the Radio Star from Monster Entertainment in Ireland.

DirecTV has picked up seasons five and six of the show and will broadcast it in 35 territories across Latin America and the Caribbean on entertainment channel OnDirecTV.

The series features archive content and original interviews featuring artists such as David Bowie, Tom Petty, Lou Reed, Aretha Franklin, Bjork, Billy Idol, Robbie Williams, Blur, Depeche Mode, Crowded House, ZZ Top, Roxy Music and Brian Ferry.

It has already been acquired by broadcasters including Sky Arts in parts of Europe, Telefonica in Spain, YLE in Finland, SVT in Sweden and SRF in Switzerland.

 

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Monster Entertainment tries to hook €26 million for shows

 

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Monster shops Harry & Bip to Disney

Harry & Bip centres on a pair of energetic young penguins

Harry & Bip centres on a pair of energetic young penguins

Disney has picked up newly completed animation series Harry & Bip from distributor Monster Entertainment for its CEMEA channels.

The 15×2’ non-verbal CGI comedy series focuses on two energetic young penguins. It is directed by Leevi Lemmetty and produced by Tamsin Lyons of Ink and Light and Muste ja Valo Oy in association with Irish broadcaster RTÉ, Finland’s YLE, the Finnish Film Foundation and the Irish Film Board.

Irish distributor Monster is shopping the show internationally and has already secured the deal with Disney and a sale to SRC for French-speaking Canada. Further episodes are already in development.

 

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Monster’s New Series ‘Harry & Bip’ Picked Up By Disney

Monster Entertainment has picked up distribution of the newly completed animation series ‘Harry & Bip’, and has already sold it to Disney for all of Central Europe, Middle East and Africa and to SRC for French-speaking Canada.

‘Harry & Bip’ is a new non-verbal CGI comedy series about two energetic young penguins who are all about the three ‘F’s… Fun, Fish and Friends!

The 15x2minute series is directed by Leevi Lemmetty and produced by Tamsin Lyons of Ink and Light and Muste ja Valo Oy in association with RTÉ, YLE, Finnish Film Foundation and the Irish Film Board. Additional support comes from the Section 481 incentive in Ireland. Further episodes are in development.

Voices are provided by Antti Pääkkönen (‘Angry Birds Toons’) and music by Mark Thomas (‘Shaun the Sheep’, ‘The Magic Roundabout’). Additional writing by Dave Rudden, children’s author – 2016 Irish Book Awards winner ‘Knights of the Borrowed Dark’).

The series follows Harry and Bip, who live in a vast icy expanse which they can’t wait to explore. They navigate their friendship, and the world around them with physical humour, slapstick comedy and a lot of heart. They’re competitive and love to play pranks, but would do anything for each other if needed.

The pair bump into other local residents from time to time. A sleepy walrus or two, a horde of seagull tourists and delicious fish all encounter the boisterous heroes during their exploits.

Monster Introduces ‘Brewster the Rooster’ and Pals to ATF

Dublin-based Monster Entertainment has flown the coop for Singapore and its first Asia Television Forum, and it brought along some of its most animated friends. The distributer is highlighting Irish productions Brewster the RoosterThe Day Henry Met..? and I’m a Fish, as well as dialog-free Scandinavian toon Pikkuli.

Brewster the Rooster is a new 26 x 7 series from Dublin’s Salty Dog, produced with assistance from the Irish Film Board and commissioned by RTE. Set for delivery in May 2017, the show follows six-year-old Maggie and her best friend Brewster, who just happens to be a rooster, as they explore their island home making discoveries about the animals that inhabit it.

The Day Henry Met..?(26 x 5) from Wigglywoo follows curious four-year-old Henry who is eager to meet new and interesting things every day and find out all he can about them. Nickelodeon currently holds Pay TV rights for season one in Asia, and season two drops this month, with Free TV and SVOD rights available from July 2017. Henry is the No. 1 preschool series in Australia (Nick Junior) and has sold to RTE (Ireland), Canal+ and Piwi+ (French-speaking territories), YLE (Finland), SVT (Sweden), ABC (Australia); TVO, TFO and Knowledge (Canada); Why J (Korea), TV Estonia and HMH (US).

The I’m a series continues with I’m a Fish, coming in 2017. I’m a Creepy Crawly sold to DRTV (Denmark), YLE (Finland), TVO (Canada), ABC (Australia), Discovery Networks (Pan-Asia) and Al Jazeera (Middle East) — it and the other popular previous seasons I’m an AnimalI’m a Dinosaur and I’m a Monster have led the way for I’m a Fish, which dives into the deep blue sea discover all sorts of fun, interesting and scary facts straight from the fish’s mouth!

Last but not least, Pikkuli (26 x 5) is a versatile and educational preschool series from Finland’s Sun in Eye Productions, available both dialog-free and narrated. The adventures of the plucky little bird have won over broadcasters around the globe, including KiKA (Germany), Nordisk (Scandinavia), Hop! (Israel), Why J (S. Korea), Urania (Czech Rep.), Galapagos (Poland) and Hayat TV (Bosnia & Herzegovina).

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Nickelodeon Germany, Switzerland And Austria To Premiere “The Day Henry Met” On Monday 23rd January 2017

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Nickelodeon Germany, Switzerland And Austria To Premiere “The Day Henry Met” On Monday 23rd January 2017

Nickelodeon Northern Europe has announced the exciting news on Nickelodeon Germany’s “Nick Pressecenter” that Nickelodeon Northern Europe will start to premiere and show the brand-new animated preschool series The Day Henry Met..?weekdays at 06:20 Uhr on Nickelodeon Germany (Deutschland) and daily at 08:55 Uhr on Nickelodeon Austria (Österreich) and Nickelodeon Switzerland (Schweiz) from Monday 23rd January 2017!

Aimed at the preschool audience, The Day Henry Met..? (52 x 5mins) is a 2D animated preschool series that encourages children to use their imagination and discover the world around them through play and adventure. In every episode Henry, a charming, inquisitive Irish lad, meets something new, which becomes the focus of his journey of discovery and adventure, ultimately teaching viewers about real-life objects and occupations. The Day Henry Met a Whale!, The Day Henry Met the Moon!, The Day Henry Met a Postman!, The Day Henry Met a Knight! Hmmm, I wonder what Henry’s going to meet today?

The news follows Nickelodeon acquiring the international broadcast rights for The Day Henry Met in July 2016, following successful launches on Nick Jr. UK & Ireland and Australia & New Zealand, where the series has built a legion of young fans.

The Day Henry Met is produced by Dublin-based Wiggleywoo and distributed by Monster Entertainment. It has now been sold to 177 territories worldwide, including to RTE in Ireland; TV Ontario, Television Francaise Ontario and Knowledge Network in Canada; Canal Plus for all French-speaking territories worldwide; ABC in Australia; Kids TV in Korea; YLE in Finland; SVT in Sweden; and HMH in the U.S. The series is funded by RTÉjr, The Irish Film Board, Section 481, Creative Europe and pre-sales. The colourful, hand-drawn series is ideal for preschoolers. A second season of The Day Henry Met recently launched in October 2016 on RTÉjr in Ireland.

The Day Henry Met..? won The Pulcinella Award for the Best European Work at Cartoons on the Bay in Venice in April 2015, and recently won the Best Animation award at the Irish TV Gala Awards in October 2016. The show was launched at MIP Junior 2015.

Additional source: Nick News (III).

Irish-Finnish Children’s Co-Production, ‘Harry and Bip’, on RTÉ 2

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‘Harry and Bip’ is an Irish-Finnish co-production, produced by Ink and Light and Muste ja Valo with support from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, RTÉ and the Finnish Film Foundation. Monster Entertainment is the Distributor.

An animated comedy series for children, ‘Harry and Bip’ premiered on RTÉ 2 earlier this week (14thDecember), with episodes airing daily at 12.40pm.

The short 15 x 2 minute series follows penguins, Harry and Bip, as they slip, slide and splash across their vast icy home. Whether they are having a dance-off with some seagulls, trying to walk over the moon, or building a BBQ on the ice, the penguins always have an adventure up their sleeve. Meet the other local residents who appear from time to time. A sleepy walrus or two, a horde of seagull tourists and of course slippery fish all get caught up in our heroes’ schemes.

5 Irish Companies awarded funding in 2016 MEDIA Single Project and TV Programming Results

5 Irish Companies awarded funding in 2016 MEDIA Single Project and TV Programming Results
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We offer our congratulations to the most recent Irish beneficiaries of the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme funding schemes - Single Project Development and Television Programming Support.

In Single Project Development, awards totalling €145,000 were offered. The supported projects include two animation projects. The first is Hunted! from Monster Entertainment as well as Jelly Pixies from Light Cube Studios.

Galway-based company, Léirithe Rúnda, also received Single Project Development funding for their documentary, Farewell to Music.

€570,000 was awarded through the TV Programming Support scheme to the Irish animation, Peckles, from Jam Media and to the documentary, Cuba’s Wild Revolution, from Crossing the Line Productions.

The Irish Film Board received €150,000 for Screen Training Ireland‘s European Training Course, Screen Leadersa strategic company development programme for the screen industries

These awards have brought the total investment in 2016 by Creative Europe MEDIA into Irish companies to over €1.5 million.

Monster Entertainment Programmes acquired by PlayKids App

11 Oct 2016 : Katie McNeice IFTN 

Five of the Irish company’s pre-school programmes will now be available on the leading app, which makes content available in twenty five countries.

‘Pikkuli’, ‘Counting with Paula’, ‘Hippothesis’, ‘Tiny Square Critters’ and ‘Planet Cosmo’ will be available on the App’s Subscription Video on Demand Service from this November in the U.S, Canada, Australia & New Zealand, Ireland and the U.K.

Irish-produced series ‘Planet Cosmo’ has previously been acquired by Discovery Channel Middle East, with ‘Pikkuli’ also having been acquired by Kika, a German children’s channel and ‘Tiny Square Critters’ airing in China from JY Animation.

PlayKids bags Monster toons

Irish animation Planet Cosmo

Irish animation Planet Cosmo

C21 NEWS BRIEF: Children’s video-on-demand app PlayKids has acquired a handful of kids’ TV series from Irish distributor Monster Entertainment.

The package includes Pikkuli, Counting With Paula, Hippothesis, Tiny Square Critters and the Irish series Planet Cosmo. The shows will be available on the SVoD service from next month in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the UK.

Econet Media takes Jabu’s Jungle further into Africa

August 19, 2016

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A new deal with Monster Entertainment will see telecom giant Econet Media air the animated series in 17 African countries.

August 18, 2016

A new agreement with Irish distributor Monster Entertainment will see telecom giant Econet Media broadcast Jabu’s Jungle in 17 African countries.

Targeting children ages four to seven. Jabu’s Jungle features the animals and scenery of Africa. It is produced by South African studio Pixcomm in Cape Town’s Masiphumelele Township, and young local animators and illustrators are receiving training and internships through the series as they work with industry professionals.

Monster Entertainment previously struck a deal with Gulli Africa for Jabu’s Jungle, which has also been picked up by South African pubcaster SABC.

The 13 x 22-minute production follows the success of its fellow Monster Entertainment-distributed series Jungle Beat, another South African show that has sold to 190-plus territories.

Jungle Beat—a non-dialog CGI-animated series—launched its first mobile game app last year and is currently working on additional digital and licensing activities.  

News brief: African broadcaster enters Jabu’s Jungle

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Africa’s Econet Media has bought South African animated kids series Jabu’s Jungle and will broadcast it in 17 territories.

Gulli in Africa and South African network SABC have already bought the show from Ireland-based distributor Monster Entertainment.

The 4-7-targeted 13x22mins series follows the nine-year-old Jabu and his magic talking drum as they explore the jungle helping animals in need.

Monster Entertainment sells animation Jabu’s Jungle to Econet Media

18 Aug 2016 : Katie McNeice
Monster Entertainment has negotiated a broadcast deal with Econet Media for hit South African series, ‘Jabu’s Jungle,’ catering to children aged 4-7 years.

Econet Media will broadcast the animated series in 17 African countries, with SABC and Gulli Africa also having picked up the series.

Monster Entertainment’s slate also includes ‘Jungle Beat’ which has also been distributed in South Africa and broadcast in 196 territories, and ‘Magic Cellar’ which has picked up by Ericsson and Gulli Africa

.The 13 x 22min series ‘Jabu’s Jungle’ follows the adventures of Jabu, an intrepid nine-year-old, and his Magic Talking Drum. Jabu explores the Jungle helping animals in need. Along the way we’ll meet plenty of friends who join in the fun – but watch out for naughty Van the Vulture!

Set to a vibrant Afro pop soundtrack and featuring a host of colourful animal characters, ‘Jabu’s Jungle’ has a unique African look and feel and introduces children to the wonders of Africa’s animals and exotic locations.

The series is produced in Masiphumelele Township and provides training and interships for young township animators and illustrators. As ‘Jabu’s Jungle’ is being produced by Pixcomm in Cape Town’s Masiphumelele township the series utilizes a unique production approach that partners experienced animators with residents from the township.

Working side by side with industry professionals, the talented, young artists are given a hands-on, apprentice style training that allows them to earn money as they learn. Being based in a township, Pixcomm has managed to take the work and the training to the community and the results are exciting and fresh.

Ameba TV makes Monster deal

August 17, 2016

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Canadian children’s VoD service Ameba TV has added 150 episodes of international animated programming from Irish firm Monster Entertainment.

Titles picked up in the deal include French-produced non-dialogue 3D show Gazoon, Hullabalooba, Finland’s Pikkuli, Ireland’s Rocka-Bye Island and Costa Rican slapstick children’s comedy Outopus.

“Monster Entertainment has expanded our catalogue in a big way, bringing a mixture of internationally loved programmes,” said Tony Havelka, president of AmebaTV.

“Kids love these unique, high-quality and extremely entertaining shows and come back to watch them over and over again.”

It comes after Ameba TV announced earlier this year that it had expandedits reach in North America by securing a place for its streaming app on the Xbox 360 console.

Nickeloden scoops international rights to Henry

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Nickelodeon has scooped the international rights toThe Day Henry Met, a preschool series from Monster Entertainment and Wiggleywoo.

The Viacom kids net has acquired the animated show for its international channels and will air it in the EMEA region, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

The latest deal builds on an earlier agreement that saw the pay TV net buy the series in the UK and Australia. It has now bought both 26x5mins seasons of The Day Henry Met.

It is distributed by Monster Entertainment and produced by Wiggleywoo, both of whom are based in Dublin, Ireland. In Ireland it plays on RTÉ.

The Day Henry Met follows the adventures of the eponymous young boy as he embarks on amazing journeys of discovery.

Nickelodeon Acquires Int’l Rights to ‘The Day Henry Met…’

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Monster Entertainment’s award-winning preschool series headed to air in markets across six continents.

DUBLIN, IRELAND - Monster Entertainment and Wiggleywoo have announced that Nickelodeon has acquired the international broadcast rights to the award winning pre-school series The Day Henry Met, across markets on six continents, including Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Benelux, GSA, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Central & Eastern Europe, Russia, Israel, Africa, South East Asia and Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East and Latin America.  Nickelodeon already holds the rights to the series in the UK and Australia. Henry was the top rated pre-school series on Nick Jr, Australia and is building a legion of young fans on Nick Jr UK and around the world. The Day Henry Met has now been sold to 177 territories worldwide.

Nickelodeon will now carry the current Season of 26 x 5 minute episodes and Season 2 (also 26 x 5 minute episodes) which is currently in production. The Day Henry Met is produced by Dublin-based Wiggleywoo Ltd and distributed by Monster Entertainment. The series won the Pulcinella Award for Best European Work at Cartoons on the Bay in 2015.

The Day Henry Met has also been sold to RTE in Ireland, TV Ontario, Television Francaise Ontario and Knowledge Network in Canada, Canal Plus for all French speaking territories worldwide, ABC in Australia, Kids TV in Korea, YLE in Finland, SVT in Sweden and HMH in the US.

Nick takes Henry round the world

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Nickelodeon has acquired the international broadcast rights to two seasons of the Irish animated preschool show The Day Henry Met.

Nick, which already airs the series in the UK and Australia, will bring it to its channels in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, as well as more parts of Europe.

This includes Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Benelux, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Central and Eastern Europe.

Produced by Dublin-based Wiggleywoo, the series follows a charming, inquisitive boy who meets something new in each episode.

It premiered on Irish pubcaster RTÉjr last year and has also been picked up by broadcasters such as ABC in Australia, TVO in Canada, YLE in Finland, SVT in Sweden, Canal+ in France and Kids TV in Korea.

Wiggleywoo took home the award for best European work for the series at last year’s Italian animation festival Cartoons on the Bay.

Nickelodeon snaps up The Day Henry Met

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Following a deal with Dublin-based distributor Monster Entertainment, broadcast rights to Irish prodco Wiggleywoo’s The Day Henry Met have been picked up for multiple territories by Nickelodeon, which already airs the preschool series on Nick Jr. in the UK and Australia.

Nickelodeon will now air the series in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Benelux, GSA, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Central & Eastern Europe, Russia, Israel, Africa, Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East and Latin America.

Nick has licensed the first 26 x five-minute episode season, as well as the show’s second season, which is currently in production.The Day Henry Met, which debuted on Irish pubcaster RTÉ Television’s preschool channel RTÉ jr last June, has been sold to TV Ontario, Television Francaise Ontario and Knowledge Network in Canada, Canal+ for all French speaking territories worldwide, ABC Australia, Kids TV (Korea), YLE (Finland), SVT (Sweden) and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (US), where it is available on the company’s subscription-based content service Curious World.

Nick Picks Up International Rights for The Day Henry Met

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DUBLIN: Nickelodeon has acquired the international broadcast rights for the award-winning preschool series The Day Henry Met, which currently airs on Nick Jr. in the U.K. and Australia.

The show’s 26×5-minute first season will air in Scandinavia, Iceland, Benelux, Greece, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Israel, Africa, Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East and Latin America, among other markets. Nickelodeon will also eventually broadcast the series’ second run, currently in production.

The Day Henry Met is produced by Dublin-based Wiggleywoo and distributed by Monster Entertainment. It has additionally been sold to RTÉ in Ireland; TV Ontario, Television Francaise Ontario and Knowledge Network in Canada; CANAL+ for all French-speaking territories worldwide; ABC in Australia; Kids TV in Korea; YLE in Finland; SVT in Sweden; and HMH in the U.S.

The Day Henry Met the world: Irish cartoon’s whale of a global deal

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Two Dublin-based companies Wiggleywoo and Monster Entertainment have struck a major deal with Nickleodeon that will see award-winning pre-school series The Day Henry Met broadcast over six continents.

Nickleodeon has acquired the rights to The Day Henry Met and the show has now been sold to 177 territories worldwide.

The popular cartoon centres on Henry who every day meets someone or something new, be it a whale, the moon or a car.

Nickelodeon already holds the rights to the series in the UK and Australia.

The Day Henry Met was the top rated pre-school series on Nick Jr, Australia and is building a legion of young fans on Nick Jr UK and around the world. Nickelodeon will now carry the current Season of 26 5-minute episodes and Season 2 (also 26 5-minute episodes) which is currently in production.

The Day Henry Met is produced by Dublin-based Wiggleywoo Ltd and distributed by Monster Entertainment. The series won the prestigious Pulcinella Award for Best European Work in 2015.

The Day Henry Met has also been sold to RTE in Ireland, TV Ontario, Television Francaise Ontario and Knowledge Network in Canada, Canal Plus for all French-speaking territories worldwide, ABC in Australia, Kids TV in Korea, YLE in Finland, SVT in Sweden and HMH in the US.

The new deal will see the show broadcast in regions that include Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Benelux, GSA, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Central & Eastern Europe, Russia, Israel, Africa, South East Asia and Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East and Latin America.

Cartoon Network acquires first Costa Rican production

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San Jose, Costa Rica’s Rocket Cartoons has sold its new 2D-animated Halloween special Terror in Doomsville to Cartoon Network Latin America.

Debuting in October, the 22-minute special will mark the first broadcast of a Costa Rican project on the kidnet.

Written by Tommy Donbavand, author of children’s horror books and creator of the BBC series Scream StreetTerror in Doomsville follows the adventures of four truckers who suffer at the hands of a terrible monster stalking the town.

Cartoon Network holds rights in LatAm, while Ireland’s Monster Entertainment is handling distribution in all other territories.

Since launching in 2008 under the leadership of digital animation specialist Leonardo Trinidad, family-run Rocket Cartoons has produced a number of 2D-animated kids series, including Ivick Von Salza, short-form preschool series Yum Yum and You, holiday special A Christmas with Yum Yum and You, and new comedy series Volta Kid, which is currently in production.

The deal comes as Cartoon Network continues to strengthen its presence within the LatAm region. Recently, the net partnered with Mexican studio Anima Estudios on an open-call initiative for projects from young local creators.

AmebaTV Secures Over 150 Episodes of Monster Programming

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Canada-based AmebaTV is joining forced with Ireland’s Monster Entertainment to bring an extensive range of titles to the streaming platform. The new deal will provide AmebaTV with over 150 episodes from Monster’s library of internationally popular animated content.

Among the selection set to hit the U.S. streaming service are notable titles such as the French-produced ‘Gazoon’, Finland’s ‘Pikkuli’, Ireland’s ‘Rocka-Bye Island’, and Costa Rica’s ‘Outopus’.

“Monster Entertainment has expanded our catalog in a big way, bringing a mixture of internationally loved programs,” said Tony Havelka, the president of AmebaTV. “Their shows are very popular with our audience. Kids love these unique, high-quality and extremely entertaining shows and come back to watch them over and over again.”

“We are excited to add AmebaTV as our partner and part of our comprehensive digital-distribution growth strategy,” stated Andrew Fitzpatrick, the chairman of Monster Entertainment. “We look for companies with a solid history, an extensive audience base and strong growth potential for our content. Ameba has all three!”

Pikkuli ‘wings’ it to KIKA

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Monster Entertainment has sold animated preschool series Pikkuli to Germany’s MDR. The non-dialog series will broadcast on KiKA from August 19 through September 13, 2016, airing Monday through Friday at 7:05 a.m.

The 26 x 5-minute series follows a little bird named Pikkuli. Warmhearted and stubborn, the young bird explores the world with his family and friends by his side. The short format animations show that even life as a bird can be marvelous and sometimes complicated when you are the youngest member of your family.

Produced by Finnish studio Sun-in-Eye, Pikkuli is a 360 concept including mobile apps and games inspired by the TV series, which allow users to play drums in Woody’s old car, sing along with Hazel Grouse’s Chicks, search for lost Chicks in the Mole’s maze or explore Pikkuli’s playhouse.

Sun-in-Eye is in production on another 26-episode season, and will with Monster be looking for broadcast partners for seasons 1 and 2 at MIFA in Annecy and MIP Junior in Cannes later this year.

Pikkuli has already been acquired by YLE 2 and YLE Fern (Finland), TV Catalonia (Spain), Hop! (Israel), C4U Media and Kids Talk Talk (Korea), RTS (Slovakia), Galapagos (VOD, Poland), Urania (Czech Rep. and Slovakia), Hayat TV (Bosnia and Herzegovina), KMBO (theatrical, France) and Ocean New Wave (U.S.) The series is also available on the Hopster app, in-flight entertainment on several airlines and SVOD in Scandinavia through Nordisk.

 

Especial de productora tica se estrenará por Cartoon Network en octubre

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Un especial de Halloween producido por la empresa costarricense Rocket Cartoons, se estrenará en Cartoon Network América Latina en octubre.

La empresa tica concretó el negocio tras su participación en la feria KidScreen 2016, en Miami, Estados Unidos.

El especial se título “Terror en Doomsville”, donde se relata una historia divertida y de terror de cuatro camioneros que sufren del monstruo que aterroriza en Doomsville.

Este especial se convirtió en el primero que Cartoon Network América Latina adquiere producido por costarricenses.

“Esta adquisición confirma nuestra posición de liderazgo como productores en la región centroamericana y nos motiva a continuar con nuestra estrategia de crecimiento en propiedad intelectual”, explicó Leonardo Trinidad, presidente de Rocket Cartoons.

La productora nacional también ofrece series como Ivick Von Salza, Yum Yum and You, “A Christmas with Yum Yum and You”, y Volta Kid, que se encuentra en producción

Monster launching John Lennon doc

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Monster Entertainment has picked up the rights to The Last Lennon Interview, a one-off doc about John Lennon, featuring an interview with the star conducted two days before his assassination.

The show went out on the Showbiz channel in the UK on the Freeview plartform. It is based around a December 1980 interview between the former Beatle and Radio 1 DJ Andy Peebles, which was at that point his first radio interview for five years.

Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Andy Peebles reveals for the first time what happened during the last John Lennon interview, two days before the rock star was murdered.

It covers the break-up of The Beatles, his personal life and relationship with Yoko Ono.

Monster will also launch another music-related doc at MIPCOM, ARTE and ZDF’sKings of the World.

The one-off 4K doc tells the story of thee gypsy clans that have a rich musical heritage, including the Reyes family, which produced The Gypsy Kings.

Monster Sells ‘Jabu’s Jungle’ to Gulli Africa

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Dublin-based Monster Entertainment has secured a broadcast deal with Gulli AFRICA for new South African-produced series Jabu’s Jungle. The series will be aired across 22 French-speaking African countries through the deal.

Aimed at kids 4-7, Jabu’s Jungle (13 x 22) is an animated adventure series that follows Jabu, an intrepid nine-year-old, and his Magic Talking Drum as they explore the jungle, helping animals in need. Along the way they meet plenty of friends who join in the fun, but need to be always on the lookout for naughty Van the Vulture. Set to a vibrant Afro-pop soundtrack, Jabu’s Jungle has a unique African look and feel and introduces children to the wonders of the continent’s animal life and exotic locations.

A Pixcomm production, Jabu’s Jungle is being made in Cape Town’s Masiphumelele township utilizing a unique production approach that partners experienced animators with residents from the township. Working side by side with industry professionals, the talented, young artists are given a hands-on, apprentice style training that allows them to earn money as they learn. Being based in a township, Pixcomm has managed to take the work and the training to the community and the results are exciting and fresh.

Season 2 is currently in production, to be launched by Monster Ent. at MIPJunior this fall. Monster also distributes South African series Jungle Beat — broadcast in 196 territories so far — and Magic Cellar, which also recently sold to Gulli AFRICA.

 

‘The Day Henry Met…’ Sold to French-Speaking Markets Worldwide

August 15, 2016

Canal + buys all European, Caribbean and African French-speaking rights to hit preschool series produced by Dublin-based Wiggleywoo.

 

DUBLIN, IRELAND – Monster Entertainment has announced that Canal + has bought all European, Caribbean and African French-speaking rights to hit pre-school series, The Day Henry Met…. It will broadcast the series on both Canal+ and Piwi+ in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Haiti, Vanautu together with French-speaking territories in Africa. Groupe Média TFO has bought Canadian French-speaking rights. Both broadcasters have bought the existing Series of 26 x 5 minute episodes and have pre-bought Series 2 (also 26 x 5 minute) which is scheduled to start production in the first quarter of 2016.

The Day Henry Met… is produced by Dublin-based Wiggleywoo and distributed by Monster Entertainment. The series, which won the Pulcinella Award for Best European Work at Cartoons on the Bay in 2015, was recently the top rated pre-school series in Australia when broadcast on Nick Junior. It will also debut on ABC in Australia later in the year and ABC Home Entertainment has picked up the Australia and New Zealand home entertainment rights. It has also recently been picked up by WhyJ in South Korea.

The series has previously been sold to RTE in Ireland, Nick Junior in the UK and Australia, TV Ontario and Knowledge Network in Canada, YLE in Finland, SVT in Sweden and HMH in the US.

Irish animation series ‘The Day Henry Met…’ sold to French-speaking markets worldwide

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‘The Day Henry Met…’ is produced by Dublin-based Wiggleywoo and distributed by Monster Entertainment
Canal + has bought all European, Caribbean and African French-speaking rights to hit pre-school series, ‘The Day Henry Met…’.

They will broadcast the series on both Canal+ and Piwi+ in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Haiti, Vanautu together with French-speaking territories in Africa.

Groupe Média TFO has bought Canadian French-speaking rights.

Both broadcasters have bought the existing Series of 26 x 5 min. episodes and have pre-bought Series 2 (also 26 x 5 min.) which is scheduled to start production in the first quarter of 2016.

‘The Day Henry Met…’ is produced by Dublin-based Wiggleywoo and distributed by Monster Entertainment. The series, which won the Pulcinella Award for Best European Work at Cartoons on the Bay in 2015, was recently the top rated pre-school series in Australia when broadcast on Nick Junior. It will also debut on ABC in Australia later in the year and ABC Home Entertainment has picked up the Australia and New Zealand home entertainment rights. It has also recently been picked up by WhyJ in South Korea.

The series has previously been sold to RTE in Ireland, Nick Junior in the UK and Australia, TV Ontario and Knowledge Network in Canada, YLE in Finland, SVT in Sweden and HMH in the US.

New early learning app buys Irish toon

November 17, 2015

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A new interactive content app for preschoolers, Curious World, has acquired Monster Entertainment-sold toon The Day Henry Met..?

Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt recently launched Curious World on the App Store, and has now added Wiggleywoo-produced .? and Canadian series Hippothesis, which comes from Yowza, to its offer.

The shows will be available to children in the US as part of Curious World’s line-up of games, videos and e-books, which are offered on a subscription basis.

.? launched at MIPJunior in October after launching on RTEjr in Ireland, Nick Jr in the UK and Australia (the ABC also has it in the latter territory), SVT in Sweden, YLE in Finland, Knowledge Network in Canada and Eesti in Estonia.

A second season of the 26x5mins series is going into production in January 2016.

Omens Studios signs with Monster Entertainment for Worldwide Distribution of series “Counting with Paula”

May 13, 2015

SINGAPORE, May 5, 2015 – (ACN Newswire) – Award-winning animation studio Omens Studios is pleased to announce the signing of Monster Entertainment Ltd as the worldwide distributor of 60 x 11′ animated series “Counting with Paula”.

 

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“We are very happy to distribute worldwide this charming and educational series for preschool children from Omens Studios. Counting with Paula has an entertaining and engaging format suitable for young audiences, and we believe that children around the world will soon be learning maths and simple problem solving with Paula and her friends,” said Ania Rozenszprung-Clinton, Senior Sales and Acquisition Executive.

Chi Sim Tang, Founder and Executive Producer at Omens Studios, said “Monster Entertainment is an established and successful distributor and we are excited to partner with them to bring Counting with Paula to networks worldwide.”

“Counting with Paula” is a 60 x 11′ CG animated series created and produced in HD1080 for 3 to 6 year olds by award-winning animation studio Omens Studios.
Based on highly regarded public pre-school Math curriculums such as Singapore Math and the United States’ Common Core, and developed in consultation with experts in early childhood Mathematics Education, the show makes learning about numbers, counting and shapes, fun, easy and entertaining.

Drawing from critical skillsets such as letter and numerical literacy, spatial and color awareness, comprehension and social-emotional skills, the curriculum is designed to introduce and develop emergent numerical and comprehension skills in children aged 3 to 6 years old.

The website for the series is at www.countingwithpaula.com, where more information and videos can be found. In additional, Counting with Paula spin-offs such as DVDs, apps, video games, books and merchandising will follow in the coming months.

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Broadcast deals flood in for Jungle Beat after MIPTV showcase

May 12, 2015

Monster Entertainment closes a raft of new sales for animation series.

Following on from the launch of season three at MIPTV – and the announcement of a multi-territory deal with Cartoon Network EMEA – Monster Entertainment has closed a raft of new sales for family-friendly animation Jungle Beat.

The new season has been sold to major European networks including YLE in Finland, SVT in Sweden and VRT in Belgium, all of which have also renewed the first two seasons of the series.

Monster Entertainment has also sold two seasons of Jungle Beat to SRC, the public broadcaster in French speaking Canada, and Jim Jam in multiple territories all over Europe.

Gulli has acquired the three seasons for its audience in French speaking Africa, NRK has picked up the new season in Norway and Cartoon Network has also now picked up the new season for broadcast throughout Latin America and Brazil.

Produced by Sunrise Productions in South Africa and distributed by Monster Entertainment, Jungle Beat follows a team of adventurers and the different animals they encounter in nature. It is aimed at children between four and eight, however ratings have proved it has appeal for a much wider audience.

Season four of Jungle Beat is already in production and there are plans to build the brand further through an app and licensing activities.

Monster Entertainment has sold seasons one and two to broadcasters in 182 countries and to nearly 40 airlines.

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International Sales for Animated Series Jungle Beat

CAPE TOWN: Distributor Monster Entertainment has secured multiple international sales for the South African children’s series Jungle Beat.

The animated show, produced by Sunrise Productions, follows a team of adventurers and the different animals they encounter in nature. Its latest season has been picked up by Yle in Finland, SVT in Sweden and VRT in Belgium, all of which had also secured the show’s first two seasons. SRC, a public broadcaster in French-speaking Canada, went for two seasons of the show, along with Jim Jam for multiple European territories.

Meanwhile, Gulli acquired three seasons for its audience in French-speaking Africa, with NRK nabbing the new season in Norway. Cartoon Network also clinched a deal for the new season, to be broadcast throughout Latin America and Brazil. The show’s fourth season is currently in production.

Source: WorldScreen

Monster Entertainment inks raft of deals for Jungle Beat

May 7, 2015

Following the season three launch of Jungle Beat at MIPTV, Monster Entertainment has sealed a raft of new deals for the series in Europe, Africa, North America and Latin America.

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YLE (Finland), SVT (Sweden) and VRT (Belgium) are on board for season three and have renewed for the first two seasons; pubcaster SRC (French-speaking Canada) and Jim Jam (multiple European territories) have picked up the first two seasons; Gulli (French-speaking Africa) has nabbed all three seasons; and NRK (Norway) and Cartoon Network (Latin America, Brazil) snagged the new season.

With the latest sales, broadcasters in a total of 182 countries are now airing both seasons one and two, as well as nearly 40 airlines.

Produced by Sunrise Productions in South Africa, the series targeting four- to eight-year-olds follows a team of adventurers and the different animals they encounter in nature.

Season four of Jungle Beat is already in production, and plans are in the works to build the brand through additional seasons, as well as apps and web games.

Source: Kidscreen

European nets feel Jungle Beat

May 6, 2015

YLE in Finland, Swedish pubcaster SVT and VRT in Belgium are among the broadcasters picking up new episodes of dialogue-free animation Jungle Beat.

Produced by Sunrise Pictures in South Africa and distributed by Monster Entertainment in Ireland, the series follows a team of adventurers and the different animals they encounter on their travels.
The third season was launched at MipTV last month and Monster has since concluded a multi-territory deal with Cartoon Network EMEA as well as a raft of sales elsewhere. Cartoon Network has picked up the new season for Latin America.

YLE, SVT and VRT have renewed rights to the first two seasons as well as picking up the third. Two seasons have also gone to French-Canadian pubcaster SRC and JimJam for multiple territories across Europe. Gulli has taken three seasons for French-speaking Africa, while NRK has picked up the new episodes in Norway.

The series is aimed at children aged between four and eight and a fourth season is already in production. The first two seasons sold into 182 countries.

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Monster Entertainment at MipTV 2015 News

April 15, 2015

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Boomerang swings for non-verbal toon

Turner Broadcasting has acquired a non-verbal children’s animated series from South Africa for its recently relaunched Boomerang channel in Europe.

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Boomerang will air the third season of Jungle Beat (13×7′) in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux and Eastern Europe in the third quarter of 2015 following a deal with Irish distributor Monster Entertainment.

The series, produced by Cape Town-based Sunrise Productions, has also been acquired by public broadcaster VRT for Flemish-speaking Belgium.

It focuses on different animals and the bizarre situations they encounter in nature, with stories that are classic, slapstick, with simple situations that spiral into chaos.

Previous seasons of the show have been sold to broadcasters in 182 countries by Monster Entertainment, while seasons four and five are currently in production.

Boomerang was recently relaunched around the world as an all-animation, youth-skewing companion channel to Cartoon Network, with a line-up specifically designed for family co-viewing.

Turner acquired toons such as PGS Entertainment’s The Jungle Bunch, DHX Media’s new CGI version of Inspector Gadget, Endemol’s Mr Bean and, most recently One Animation’s slapstick toon The Oddbods for the channel in various territories.

 

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Turner brings Jungle Beat to CEE

Jungle Beat, the non-dialog animated series from South Africa’s Sunrise Productions, has been scooped up by Turner Broadcasting for Boomerang channels across Central and Eastern Europe from distributor Monster Entertainment.
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Turner is set to premiere the third season (13 x seven minutes) in the third quarter of 2015, in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux and Eastern Europe.

Following its debut in these territories, the season will be licensed to free-TV broadcasters. VRT is already on-board for Flemish-speaking Belgium.

Jungle Beat focuses on different animals and bizarre situations they encounter in nature.

Ireland’s Monster Entertainment has sold seasons one and two to broadcasters in 182 countries, as well as 30 airlines. At present, season three is being completed with seasons four and five in production. Along with an active licensing program, the property also has theatrical screenings, an iOS and Android mobile game, and a digital kids’ club.

Source: Kidscreen

Cartoons on the Bay Festival Honours Irish Animation with Pulcinella Award Nominations

Irish animation continues to shine abroad as Irish productions The Day Henry Met, Punky, Somewhere Down the Line and Bing have received nominations at the Pulcinella Awards, which take place as part of the Cartoons on the Bay festival in Italy.

Two animated series produced in Ireland have been nominated in the TV Series for Preschool category. The Day Henry Met from Wiggleywoo was nominated in this category, and follows four-year-old Henry, who every day meets something new. Bing produced by Dublin-based Brown Bag Films also received a nomination in the same category.

Punky from Geronimo Productions was nominated in the Educational and Social Issues Work category. Punky is a preschool animated series, centred around a six year old girl with Down Syndrome and was the winner of the Best Children’s Film award at the International Disability Film Festival in November 2014.

Somewhere Down the Line from Cartoon Saloon was nominated in the Short Film category. The short was directed by Julien Regnard and examines a man’s life, loves and losses which are shown through the exchanges he has with the passengers in his car. It recently won the award for Best Animation at the prestigious Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival.

The Cartoons on the Bay festival takes place in Venice, Italy, from April 16-18 2015.

Source: Irish Film Board