BKN International A.G., the global animation company behind such series as Legend of the Dragon and Kong: The Animated Series, has signed a new licensing deal with Digiview Prods. LLC in the U.S. The pact goes into effect this fall and gives Digiview U.S. and Canadian DVD retail distribution rights to seven titles from BKNs catalog.
The Digiview partnership is part of BKNs recently announced plans to significantly expand its U.S. activities. The company says it will announce more developments in this area over the next 12 months.
Specific BKN titles to be handled by Digiview are Monster Rancher (73 episodes), Pocket Dragon Adventures (52 episodes), UBOS (26 episodes), Starla and the Jewel Riders (26 episodes), Sky Surfer Strike Force (26 episodes), Scruff (65 episodes) and Roswell Conspiracies (40 episodes). "We plan to release them into the mass retail market in the U.S. and Canada and are looking to sell millions of DVD’s to Wal-Mart and the major drug and supermarket chains, and more,” comments Alex E. Missry, VP of operations and acquisitions for Digiview Prods.
Other animated series produced by BKN include Kong- King of Atlantis, Triple Threat from Outer Space, Shanghai Tiger, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Pocket Dragon Adventures and Highlander: The Animated Series.