Cinedigm has announced that it will distribute Mondo Media’s slated of animated shows in theaters and via VOD, home video and digital outlets. With over 2.3 million subscribers, Mondo Media’s teen and adult-skewing animated shows such as Happy Tree Friends, Dick Figures and Deep Space 69 have generated over 1.6 billion views. The two companies will distribute the Happy Tree Friends web and television series franchise and the 2006 animated Korean feature film Aachi & Ssipak in theaters, on VOD, home video and through digital outlets, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Cinedigm’s release of 13 Happy Tree Friends half-hour episodes will include never-before-seen episodes and bonus materials. There are also 75 short films based on the same series. First introduced in 2006, the Flash animated show was created and developed by Aubrey Ankrum, Rhode Montijo, Kenn Navarro and Warren Graff for Mondo Media.
Here’s a sampler:
Aachi & Ssipak, an animated, post-apocalyptic feature film that explores the worlds of cross-dressing, break-dancing and decapitations, will be released this winter on Mondo’s YouTube Channel as well as in theaters and on VOD, home video and through digital outlets. The 2006 South Korean film was directed by Jo Beom-jin.
Here is a trailer for the film:
As Cinedigm CEO Chris McGurk tells The Reporter, “Cinedigm has a history of working with new media content creators and developing ground-breaking revenue opportunities across all platforms and marketing the properties via nontraditional windowing strategies. From our work with Felicia Day and The Guild to Red vs. Blue, we know a successful property needs to be accessible to its fans across all platforms and devices. We are certain the 2.3 million subscribers that clamor to see the latest Mondo offerings online will be equally enthusiastic to see them — curated with new, original content — across all platforms.”