Plonsters Invade the U.S. Via Earthworks

Dutch-based Telescreen has signed Earthworks Ent. to represent the U.S. television, home video and merchandise licensing rights for the popular animated series The Plonsters. Earthworks will handle the property through its newly minted brand management division, headed by veteran industry exec Cathy Malatesta.

For more than 20 years, The Plonsters has been entertaining young viewers in Europe and beyond with its clay-animated adventures of Plif, Plops and Plummy, three funny and friendly little monsters who can morph themselves into any shape they choose.

“We are tremendously pleased to be working with Telescreen on The Plonsters,” comments Earthworks president Peter Keefe. “It will be an absolute pleasure to share this most remarkable property with the U.S market and we strongly believe that millions of children here will fall as madly in love with these happy little monsters as kids have throughout the rest of the world.”

Produced by Egmont and Anima Studios, the latest Plonsters series is proving to be a hit for such major international broadcasters as Nickelodeon U.K., Canal+ in France, the ARD & NDR Networks in Germany, ABC in Australia, NRK in Norway, TV12 in Singapore and TVNZ in New Zealand. More information on the series can be found at www.EarthworksEntertainment.com.