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ONE ANIMATION SCORES NEW INTERNATIONAL BROADCAST DEALS

30 Mar - 2022

Deals and renewals signed with partners including Netflix, TFOUMAX, Mediacorp and Canal+

Award-winning content creation, distribution and licensing studio One Animation has secured a new wave of VOD and linear international sales across its portfolio of hit series, which includes the short-form, long-form and seasonal specials of Oddbods, as well as Insectibles (52×11’), Rob the Robot (104×11’) and Antiks (80×2’).

In a multi-territory deal, Netflix has picked up season three of Oddbods, with the latest instalment replacing season two on the platform in April 2022. In Europe, TFOUMAX (France) has renewed season two of Oddbods and Trenitalia (Italy, Vatican City, San Marino & France) has picked up the on-board entertainment license for Oddbods short-form.

For Asia, Singapore-based distributor Bomanbridge Media has sold Insectibles to Radio Television (Brunei) and Antiks to Mediacorp (Singapore). Further deals include EBS (Korea) for Oddbods season three and all four seasonal specials, with Daekyo (Korea) also taking seasons one to three, the four seasonal specials and the short-form of Oddbods. In Indonesia, VIDIO has picked up seasons two and three of Oddbods long-form.

Additionally, Bomanbridge Media has secured renewals with Mola TV (Indonesia) for Insectibles and with Canal+ (Myanmar) for Rob the Robot seasons one and two, Oddbods long-form and short-form series.

Michele Schofield, SVP Content Distribution at One Animation, said: “The continued interest we have in our world class kids’ animated comedies from leading broadcast platforms and new VOD partners is extremely rewarding. We’re delighted for every opportunity to entertain kids and families around the world.”

Oddbods is a globally loved, three-time Emmy Award-nominated, non-dialogue comedy featuring seven adorable, highly unique pals. Together, despite their differences, they survive the perils of everyday life, unintentionally turning ordinary situations into extraordinary, and always humorous events. The quirky but totally charming Oddbods celebrate individuality in a funny, warm and unexpected way. After all, there’s a little odd in everyone!

Antiks is a minimal-dialogue, slapstick comedy for kids aged 3-9 years and follows two sibling ants, Joey and Boo. With an appetite for food, mischief and minuscule levels of mass-destruction, nothing escapes their beady little eyes.

Targeting kids aged 6-9 years, Insectibles is a comedy adventure series which follows the adventures of Zak, Gramps, and three bio-mechanically enhanced insects as they search for the missing pieces of the ‘Shrinkinator’ – the crazy invention that shrunk Zak and Gramps before it exploded. They need to find the missing pieces and fix the Shrinkinator all while evading their enemies!

Educational adventure series Rob the Robot targets kids aged 3-5 years and sees Rob and his friends, Orbit, Ema, T.K., and Squeak, take adventures across the many amazing planets in the Robot Galaxy, a fantastical world of fun and imagination. Each mission requires the help or involvement of his friends and their unique abilities, be it T.K.’s logical thinking or Ema’s language and early reading knowledge.


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