Top Italian animation producer and distributor Mondo TV, has announced a number of big sales for its animated show Robot Trains in Spain and Portugal. The show will be launching on Spain’s DTT channel Clan TVE, following the debut of the series on Portugal’s cable and satellite channel Canal Panda. TV distribution in Iberia is managed by Mondo TV Iberoamerica, a distributor and producer of audiovisual content operating in Spain, Portugal, Latin America and the Spanish-speaking United States.
In Spain, Panini has signed to launch a sticker album in January 2019, with other titles to follow, while Comansi will launch a figurines range in the second quarter of 2019 and Gedis will bring Calamity Car and 3D figurine versions of Robot Trains characters to kiosks, starting later this year. Bizak is distributing the toy range in Spain on behalf of master toy licensee Silverlit.
The show, produced by one of South Korea’s largest content and marketing companies, CJ E&M, is already a big hit in Korea where it has enjoyed licensing success in toys, publishing, kitchenware, food, back to school, stationery and more. The first season of Robot Trains airs on a number of leading free-to-air channels, including Cartoonito in Italy, Gulli in France, Canal Panda in Portugal, Carousel in Russia, Cartoonito UK and Dkids in the Middle East.
“Spain and Portugal are key markets for Robot Trains, where we are confident that the show’s wonderful cast of characters and engaging, exciting storylines, give it very strong prospects,” says Maria Bonaria Fois, Mondo TV Iberoamerica’s managing director. “We’re also planning more announcements very soon. The Robot Trains success story continues!”