15 Apr - 2020

Monster Loving Maniacs is a funny, clever, exciting and original new animated kids’ comedy show to arrive in 2022

Toon2Tango GmbH & Co. KG., the new kids’ and family entertainment venture headed up by long-time television and movie industry experts Ulli Stoef and Jo Daris, has announced that German free-to-air television network SUPER RTL has commissioned Monster Loving Maniacs (aka Monster Park) – a clever, highly original and very entertaining co-production for kids that offers a brand-new take on the concept of monster hunters.

The new show is created and produced by JA Film, a full-service production company specialized in animation, visual effects and motion graphics. It is co-produced by Ginger Pictures, a Benelux-based production house emphasizing new and bold ideas with a strong development team of young talents and experienced executives. Toon2Tango is worldwide distributor for the new show.

Monster Loving Maniacs is an animated 52 x 11’ gender-neutral adventure-comedy in classic 2D for six-to-nine-year-olds about three kids who are being trained as monster hunters by their tough old grandfather, Arthur, who has many years in the business.

But these kids – a cool, clever and tough young teen called Edith, a monster-phobic monster expert called Ernest (he’s 10) and Bo, a fearless and often reckless five-year-old – are massive, all-knowing horror fans. They love dangerous paranormal creatures and want to protect them – and take selfies with them if possible! Grandpa Arthur, however, prefers to capture monsters and keep them in suspended animation in a prison in his basement, so he and the kids don’t always see eye-to-eye on monster welfare.

There’s fun, excitement and humour in this smart and funny show as well as action, character-driven comedy and a big heart. There are also bigger themes, like families, relationships, coping with our fears, being positive and of course the generation gap, but all delivered with wit, energy and stylish, skilled animation.

And there are lots and lots of monsters. Power-sucking energy birds, huge mountain creatures, ghosts, werewolves, sorcerers, and of course Dracula – they’re all there, along with a lot of very competitive monster hunters from all over the world – and the kids trying to get in their way.

This announcement comes at a busy time for Toon2Tango, which has a number of properties in development or ready for sale, including the tween-focused live-action/CGI project Rebel Nature, along with the preschool show Hey Fuzzy Yellow, the slapstick comedy Aliens vs Cavemen and the sci-fi action comedy Agent 203, which combines a spy twist with a girl’s touch. In addition, its distribution arm is building a sales network for a number of third-party representations including, among others, The Wee Littles and of course Monster Loving Maniacs. Many more announcements, including new projects and new distribution deals, are expected from Toon2Tango in the coming months.

Toon2Tango’s CCO Jo Daris says: “We’re delighted to be able to announce the sale of this show to one of Germany’s leading and longest-established names in kids’ entertainment. Monster Loving Maniacs is witty, fast-moving and full of great ideas. The writing, design and animation are sharp and funny. SUPER RTL viewers are in for a real treat!

SUPER RTL’s Chief Content Officer Martin Gradl adds: “Monster Loving Maniacs combines a strong storyline, funny and likeable characters and a marvellous animation team in a highly original concept that will appeal to kids everywhere. We’re looking forward enormously to introducing it to the SUPER RTL portfolio of high-quality kids’ shows.

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