The 2017 CG update of Monchhichi from Paris-based Technicolor Animation Productions and TF1, in collaboration with Sekiguchi (Japan), will make its US premiere on premium SVOD service Boomerang. The deal was secured by PGS Entertainment, global series distributor for all territories excluding France.
Inspired by the iconic ‘70s plush toys, the sweet CG critters are a community of brave little friends whose mission in life is to act as “sleep custodians” who create dreams for children around the world. With guts and willpower, the Monchhichi always succeed through creativity, teamwork and, of course, a little help from some good friends!
“We have had such an enthusiastic response from children around the world who have bonded with the big-hearted, sweet dream-creating, Monchhichi,” commented Sandrine Nguyen, Co-Managing Director, Technicolor Animation Productions. “Each adventure is a whirlwind comedy, filled with action, humor and tenderness, and we are delighted that Boomerang premium service will now bring their magical adventures to kids across the U.S.”
“Monchhichi is well loved by three generations of fans, and we are delighted that the cute, brave and smart characters in the CGI-animated Monchhichi TV series will now reach children across the U.S. on the Boomerang streaming service,” added Christophe Millet, EMEA Sales and Marketing Manager, Sekiguchi.
Monchhichi premiered in October 2017 on TF1 and quickly became a top-performing show. The series has since rolled out across EMEA with broadcasters including RTVE – Clan (Spain), Canal Panda (Spain), OufTivi (Belgium), RTS (Switzerland) DeA Kids (Italy), Frisbee (Italy), RTL Telekids (Netherlands), NRK Super (Norway), MTVA (Hungary), Canal + (Poland), and AMC Networks (CZ and Slovakia). The show made its Latin American debut in May this year on Discovery Kids.
Boomerang launched in April 2017 with a library of top animation titles from Hanna-Barbera, MGM and the Looney Tunes catalog, as well as a growing selection of original series. Today, users have access to more than 3,000 titles for streaming or download-to-go. Boomerang also offers a full Spanish-language service and universal search.