20 Apr - 2020

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Over 40 agreements inked for original animated preschool series from WildBrain and Alpha Group across more than 25 territories

WildBrain, a global leader in kids and family entertainment, and Alpha Group, one of the world’s largest developers of animation and toys, are pleased to announce that their original CGI-animated preschool series Rev & Roll has been picked up by over 40 broadcasters and streaming platforms in more than 25 territories around the world. Rev & Roll follows the adventures of a group of high-energy friends led by eight-year-old Rev and his best friend, Rumble—a rambunctious, powerful truck with a puppy personality—in the town of Fender Bend, where everyone has a four-wheeled buddy at their side. A global toy program from Alpha has rolled out in China and is planned for additional territories.

Key deals for season one of Rev & Roll (52×11’) have been struck with SUPER RTL (Germany), TF1 (France), Turner’s Cartoonito (Italy), Karusel (Russia), TV Azteca (Mexico) and Channel 9 (Australia), among other top broadcasters. In China, Rev & Roll has launched on mainstream children’s channels, including CCTV-14, JiaJia Cartoon, Youman Cartoon, Golden Eagle Cartoon, Haxuan Cartoon, and on SVOD platforms including Tencent, IQIYI, YOUKU and Mango TV.

Rev & Roll is also proving to be popular on AVOD platforms such as YouTube, YouTube Kids, Tubi, Pluto TV, XUMO, Ketchup TV, Crackle and The Roku Channel* where the property has been watched by kids and families in diverse territories such as the US, Brazil, the UK, Australia and Canada. WildBrain Spark is set to amplify the brand even further with brand new stop-motion and toy-play original content videos.

Season one of Rev and Roll is now also available on Prime Video in the US, Canada and the UK via Prime Video Direct, Amazon’s self-distribution service for content providers.

The response to Rev & Roll from broadcasters and streamers across the globe has been outstanding,” said Josh Scherba, President, WildBrain. “This is a fantastic series for kids, filled with adventure, friendship and fun, and we’re thrilled it’s rolling out in so many territories. Bolstered by its strong performance on our WildBrain Spark YouTube network, we think Rev & Roll has excellent potential as a global brand, and we’re equally excited about the toy program rolling out from Alpha Group.”

Robert He, President, Alpha Group, said: “Rev & Roll is a wonderful show with expressive characters, dynamic story-telling and strong curriculum goals. We believe kids and parents will love it.

*Roku is a registered trademark of Roku, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries.

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