Cloudco Entertainment, The Care Bears’ IP-owner, content producer and global distributor, has announced a major expansion of its global broadcast partners for the newest Care Bears series, Care Bears: Unlock The Magic.
Jointly Commissioned by Turner (WarnerMedia) U.S. and Tiny Pop U.K. and with season 1 still in production, the latest additions to the global Care Bears: Unlock the Magic broadcaster family include: Tiji (France), Family Jr. (English-speaking Canada), Radio-Canada and Télémagino (French-speaking Canada), Grupo Globo (Brazil), BeIN (MENA), Hop! (Israel) and e.tv (South Africa).
Additional broadcaster deals executed by Bomanbridge Media, Cloudco’s Care Bears content agent for Southeast Asia, include: TVB (Hong Kong), ABS (The Philippines) and KT Telecom’s KT HITEL (South Korea). Both Cloudco and Bomanbridge Media are also finalizing further deals for the new series that they plan to announce shortly.
Care Bears: Unlock the Magic is a fresh, “retro-forward” take on the venerable brand that simultaneously invokes the most beloved elements of the very first 1980’s Care Bears TV series (e.g.: 2D animation, an adventure theme and iconic brand memes like the world famous “Care Bears Stare”) as well as all-new elements for a modern audience (more VFX, new comedic characters, more Care Bear powers and never-before seen fantasy environments).
To provide broadcasters flexibility for both regular episodic programming and possible event specials, the season 1 production order includes both 48 x 11’ episodes and 2 x 22’ specials. In addition, Cloudco is separately offering 20 x 20” shorts as additional content that spins a special comedic focus on individual Care Bears.
“The Care Bears shine creatively like never before in their new series, and having such fantastic international broadcasters come aboard only vets that assertion,” said Karen Vermeulen, Cloudco’s Head of Global Sales and Co-Productions. “So, as Care Bears: Unlock the Magic continues to connect in the hearts and minds of viewers, my team and I are excited to continue to expand the bears’ opportunity to do so in territories all over the world.”