Oddbods & Insectibles Score New Broadcast Deals
Award-winning content creation, distribution and licensing studio One Animation has secured a wave of linear broadcast sales across the long-form, short-form and seasonal specials of its beloved preschool series Oddbods and the kids’ animated adventure comedy, Insectibles.
Mexican broadcaster Televisa has picked up seasons one and two of Oddbods’ seven-minute long-form version and the first season of the one-minute short-form content, while for Latin America, WarnerMedia takes the “Oddbeard’s Curse” Halloween 22-minute special for its Boomerang and Cartoon Network kids’ channels.
In France, teleTOON+ (a Canal+ Group channel) has also added the title, as well as renewing rights to further 22-minute seasonal specials “Party Monsters,” “The Festive Menace” and “Zee Force Five.” Additionally, One Animation has secured new deals in partnership with distribution agent Zoland Distribution, including: Studio N in Poland has picked up Free TV and SVOD rights to seasons one to three of Oddbods long-form, in addition to the “The Festive Menace,” “Zee Force Five,” “Party Monsters” and “Oddbeard’s Curse” specials; and season one of Insectibles has been acquired by TRO (Russia) in Tatar language, and RedHead SARL (South Africa) for Free TV distribution.
In South-East Asia, Singapore-based distributor, Bomanbridge Media, sold season three of Oddbods’ seven-minutes version and “The Festive Menace”, “Zee Force Five” and “Party Monsters” specials to True Visions Group (Thailand) and Canal+ (Myanmar), while Astro (Malaysia & Brunei) has also taken long-form season three for its Astro Ceria channel and Astro GO VOD offering for all Astro subscribers.
Michele Schofield, SVP Content Distribution at One Animation, said: “Now more than ever, animated comedy content is providing children with much needed-escapism and comfort. Oddbods and Insectibles are both highly entertaining with heaps of fun and comedy, and it’s wonderful to see new and existing broadcast partners around the world embrace this pair of imaginative series.”
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 unexpected, extraordinary, and always humorous events. The quirky but totally charming Oddbods celebrate individuality in a funny, warm and unexpected way.
Insectibles 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 & Gramps before it exploded. They need to find the missing pieces and fix the Shrinkinator all while evading their enemies.
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