In case you missed it, Hulu debuted the red band trailer for its new adult animated series Solar Opposites — created by Justin Roiland (co-creator, Rick and Morty) and Mike McMahan (former head writer, Rick and Morty) and streaming now. Read more about the series in Ramin Zahed’s feature story for the May issue of Animation Magazine here.
Monster Ent. has licensed all five seasons of Emmy-nominated preschool hit Earth to Luna! to Sky (available across seven countries in Europe), which also picked up non-verbal slapstick Harry & Bip. Produced by Pinguim Content and Discovery Kids Latin America, Earth to Luna! follows the adventures of six-year-old science lover Luna (including a timely episode on the importance of hand-washing, now accompanied by a free brochure which teaches kids about COVID-19). The show also has inspired a special project to promote the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN, which have been designed to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. A sixth season, in which Luna and her family go to live in a space station, is in production and due for completion this year.
Earth to Luna! airs in 96 countries and is now available on Netflix in North America, Asia and Europe. The series recently sold to Brand Vida’s Kidstream platform (U.S., U.K., Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa), airG’s MiniMe Videos for (mobile SVOD, U.S.+), Ludikids (French-speaking Africa), Hopster SVOD, Azoomee SVOD, Ceska (Czech Republic), Discovery Kids (MENA), TG4 (Ireland), CJ E&M’s GEM (English-language Korea), Minika (Turkey) Adventure2Learning (classroom, NorAm), Kanopy (public libraries/institutions, English-speaking territories) and Discovery Education. Also available on Amazon Prime and iQiyi (China). The series premiered on U.S. Pay TV on Condista’s Kids Central on May 10.
Konami Cross Media NY is forging new alliances for the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise in Latin America. La Panadería Licensing & Marketing has signed on as a sub-agent in Mexico, where the first season (49 x half-hour) airs on Televisa‘s Canal 5 on April 3, following a pre-launch marathon from March 16. Citytv Bogotá, the main local broadcaster in Colombia’s capital, began airing the series in early March of last year and has now picked up Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Season 1 (52 x half-hour).
The original Yu-Gi-Oh! series focuses on Yugi and his best friends, Joey, Tristan and Tea as they share a love for the new game that’s sweeping the nation – Duel Monsters! Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s centers on the sprawling metropolis of New Domino City now transformed into a futuristic society where dueling has kicked into overdrive.
APC Kids is strengthening the presence of CTC Media‘s hit preschool animation Kid-E-Cats in Italy with a duo of deals. Following the success of the first two seasons, Cartoonito has inked a new free-to-air deal for Season 3, while Koch Films GmbH has taken home video rights to Seasons 1 & 2.
Owned and managed by CTC Media and produced by Studio Metrafilms, Kid-E-Cats is one of the leading pre-k series in Russia. S3 is completed and S1-2 are currently available on Nick Jr. in over 170 territories. The series tells the story of three kittens: Cookie, Pudding and their kid sister Candy, who are forever ready to jump into action with endless enthusiasm and energy. Their imagination also knows no bounds, and these kitties are capable of the most absurdly funny problem-solving suggestions.
Sinking Ship Entertainment has secured a raft of international sales for several of its hit live-action/hybrid series. Conservation-themed sci-fi show Endlings has sold to SIC (Portugal) and YLE (Finland). The third season of preschool dinosaur adventure Dino Dana is headed to ABC (Australia) and Hop! (Israel). And Daytime Emmy winner Odd Squad has been renewed on Netflix for worldwide territories outside the U.S.
Meanwhile, the company’s Asia distribution partner Bomanbridge Media has also secured a slew of deals. I-Cable (Hong Kong) has picked up award-winning series Annedroids (Seasons 1-4) and Dino Dana (S1-4). PCCW (Hong Kong) has acquired Odd Squad (S1-2), What’s Inside? and Are We There Yet? And VTV7 and SCTV in Vietnam have extended their Odd Squad offerings with S2.
Missing your favorite Disney Parks experiences? Disney+ has curated four playlists inspired by the unique theme parks of Walt Disney World, chock full of favorite titles from the Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic brands. (Don’t forget the churros!)
Magic Kingdom Park
- Apollo: Missions to the Moon (NatGeo)
- Alice in Wonderland
- An Extremely Goofy Movie
- Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
- Fairy Tale Weddings
- The Little Mermaid
- The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Monsters, Inc.
- Peter Pan
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
- The Princess and the Frog
- Sleeping Beauty
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
- Tinker Bell
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian
- Disney Insider Encore!
- Forky Asks a Question
- Hannah Montana
- High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
- The Incredibles
- Lamp Life
- The Mandalorian
- Mickey and the Roadster Racers
- Miles from Tomorrowland
- Muppet Babies
- The Muppet Movie
- One Day at Disney
- Pixar in Real Life
- Pixar: Spark Shorts
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
- Toy Story 4
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- African Cats (Disneynature)
- Bizarre Dinosaurs (NatGeo)
- Chimpanzee (Dn)
- Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers
- The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos (Dn)
- Dr. Doolittle 2
- The Good Dinosaur
- Into the Okavango (NatGeo)
- Jane Goodall: The Hope (NatGeo)
- The Jungle Book
- The Lion King Monkey Kingdom (Dn)
- Swiss Family Robinson
- Whispers: An Elephant’s Tale
- Unlikely Animal Friends (NatGeo)
- Finding Nemo
- Frozen II
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
- The Imagineering Story
- Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2
- Journey to the Center of the Earth
- Mary Poppins Returns
- Mission to the Sun (NatGeo)
- Rocket & Groot
- Roving Mars
- Sacred Planet
- Saving Mr. Banks
- Science Fair
- Sea of Hope (NatGeo)
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea