Kartoon Studios Celebrates Bee and Puppycat’s 10th Anniversary
Kartoon Studios Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Its Netflix Hit and Growing Global Consumer Products Phenom, “Bee and PuppyCat”
First Launched in 2013 on Frederator Networks’ YouTube Channel with Expansion into Full Series on Netflix Last Year, Rapidly Growing Brand Awareness
Sony’s Newly Released “Bee and PuppyCat” Soundtrack Hits Over 1 Million Streams in 1st 10 Days
Consumer Products, Comic Books, Fan Art & Limited-Edition Merchandise Program Underway, as Hot Topic Expands Retail Line
ee and PuppyCat follows the adventures of a twenty-something temp worker named Bee and her mysterious companion PuppyCat as they travel across space, taking on various odd jobs. The series gained a massive following through a grassroots crowdfunding campaign and went on to have a full season on YouTube. It later debuted on Netflix under the title Bee and PuppyCat: Lazy in Space.
Since its inception, Bee and PuppyCat has garnered over 70 million views on YouTube and has over 2.5 million fans on social media. The series received critical acclaim and topped the “Best New Shows to Watch on Netflix” lists in various publications.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary, Kartoon Studios has released a two-volume digital album of music from Bee and PuppyCat: Lazy in Space. The soundtrack, composed by Will Wiesenfeld, has already garnered over 1 million streams in less than 10 days.
From its start as an animated short to an extremely popular YouTube series, Bee and PuppyCat has amassed over 70 million views to date, in addition to 2.5 million fans and counting across all social media channels. Due to this enormous success and loyal fan base, Netflix premiered Bee and PuppyCat: Lazy in Space on September 6, 2022, where it topped the “Best New Shows to Watch on Netflix” lists in New York Times, Forbes, LA Times and more.
“The amazing response to the album release and limited-edition products speaks to the growing popularity of this fun and quirky series that has found a broad and solid fan base over the past 10 years,” said Kartoon Studios consultant, Karen McTier. “As we continue to celebrate this brand milestone, we look forward to working with our partners to deliver unique products to the market as well as expand our merchandise categories into publishing, home, gaming, and stationery.”
Karen McTier, Licensing Consultant for Kartoon Studios commented: “The amazing response to the album release and limited-edition products speaks to the growing popularity of this fun and quirky series that has found a broad and solid fan base over the past 10 years. As we continue to celebrate this brand milestone, we look forward to working with our partners to deliver unique products to the market as well as expand our merchandise categories into publishing, home, gaming, and stationery.”
About Kartoon Studios
Kartoon Studios (NYSE AMERICAN: TOON) is a global end-to-end creator, producer, distributor, marketer, and licensor of entertainment brands. The Company’s IP portfolio includes original animated content, including the Stan Lee brand, Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, on Kartoon Channel!; Shaq’s Garage, starring Shaquille O’Neal,on Kartoon Channel!, and a broad distribution platform, Rainbow Rangers on Kartoon Channel! and Netflix; the Netflix Original, Llama Llama, starring Jennifer Garner, and more.
In 2022, Kartoon Studios acquired Canada’s WOW! Unlimited Media and made a strategic investment becoming the largest shareholder in Germany’s Your Family Entertainment AG, one of Europe’s leading distributors and broadcasters of high-quality programs for children and families.
The company’s wholly-owned digital distribution network, Toon Media Group, consists of Kartoon Channel!, Kartoon Channel! Worldwide, Frederator Network, and Ameba. Kartoon Channel! is a globally distributed entertainment platform with full penetration of the U.S. television market and international expansion underway with launches in key markets around the world, including Germany, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Sub-Sahara Africa and more. Kartoon Channel! and Ameba are available across multiple platforms, including Apple iOS, Apple TV, Android Mobile, Android TVWeb, Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Fire, Roku, Pluto TV, Comcast, Cox, Dish, Sling TV, Tubi, Xumo, Samsung and LG Smart TVs, and YouTube. Frederator Network owns and operates the largest global animation network on YouTube, with channels featuring over 2000 exclusive creators and influencers, garnering on average over a billion views every month.
For additional information, please visit www.kartoonstudios.com
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