Blue Ocean Kids and S.A.D. Expand Angelo Brand in Germany and German Speaking Territories.
Top European kids content studio TeamTO and leading kids entertainment specialist CAKE are pleased to announce the launch of the first ANGELO RULES branded magazine and Home Entertainment deal in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg. Top German publisher Blue Ocean and S.A.D. Home Entertainment will launch the magazine and DVDs in tandem with the TV show’s 4th successful Season.
The first 36-page ANGELO RULES magazine will launch on October 30th, priced at € 3,99 with an initial run of 70,000. The second bi-monthly magazine will be a Christmas edition released on December 27th. The magazine releases will be supported by advertising in target-relevant BOE magazines, and with the cross-promotional support of German Licensing agency g.l.a.m.
The dynamic and colourful magazine features: comics and short stories written in Angelo’s authentic language and style; activity elements such as quizzes and games; entertaining tips and tricks on how to get through the school-day; and lots more fun that Angelo’s huge fan base in Germany, Austria and Switzerland will definitely enjoy!
Sigrun Kaiser, Co-Founder and CEO of Blue Ocean commented, “We are very thrilled to have created such an amazing magazine project: being a cult show first, Angelo has become a true crowd pleaser and evolved into one of the most successful shows on German kids-TV over the last years while enlarging its target group constantly. With Blue Ocean being the number one publisher for kids‘ magazines in Germany, the likable adventurer now gets his own magazine on the press shelves. And with our magazine, fans learn everything they know and love about Angelo – in printed form: exclusive comic stories as well as sassy brain teasers, all garnished with Angelo’s typical sense of humor.“
On the Home Entertainment front, S.A.D. will launch the AGELO RULES DVD’s following the launch of Season 4 on Super RTL this fall. S.A.D. will release 4 Single DVDs and one box set with a 4-disc collection per season – for a total of 12 individual DVD’s and 3 4-disc box sets.
Aired in over 100 territories on leading platforms such as Cartoon Network (EMEA, Latin America, Asia), France Television, and Canal +, ANGELO RULES has performed extremely well across the globe – and in the digital space as well: together, four popular ANGELO games (ANGELO SKATE AWAY, A BUSY DAY, SUPER RUN and FUNNY FACES), have been downloaded 6 million times!
A division of Hubert Burda Media, Blue Ocean is the fastest growing children’s magazine publishers in Europe putting out over 58 magazines in Germany alone. In Europe it is the master publisher for the LEGO® group and co-publishes more than 500 international magazine editions in 16 European countries. Blue Ocean also produce numerous collectible sticker and trading card series, as well as various digital products.
German brand management and licensing agency g.l.a.m represents ANGELO RULES in Germany, where the series has been a massive hit since its launch on broadcasting partner Super RTL. The series has been a consistent ratings winner for the channel, garnering a 30% market share among 6-9 year olds, and exceling on its digital platform www.toggo.de, which reaches 200,000 children a month.
ANGELO RULES is a TeamTO/CAKE co-production with TeleTOON+ in collaboration with France Télévisions and Super RTL. Based on the French series of books Comment Faire Enrager, written by Sylvie de Mathuisieulx and illustrated by Sébastien Diologent, the magazine deal represents the first major extension of the brand into the realm of European publishing.
The series has been widely recognized within the animation industry since receiving a Pulcinella Award for Best Kids TV Series at the 2010 Cartoons on the Bay Festival. It has also been nominated for awards at the 2013 Emmy® Kids Awards; 2013 Trickfilm Festival; 2012 Anima Mundi; and 2011 BANFF World Media Festival.