Global kids and family content distributor Jetpack Distribution has acquired the international rights for season 1 (52 x 11’) and season 2 (104 x 7’) of Emmy & Gooroo. The hit animated preschool series is a co-production of Barcelona-based Tomavision and Chinese studio Leftpocket.
Emmy & Gooroo follows a five-year-old girl named Emmy and her best friend, a furry and huggable creature called Gooroo. Emmy is the only human in the magic forest, but due to her practical skills she manages to overcome the challenges that brings. Gooroo takes care of her and their world is full of fabulous creatures such as animals and plants that can talk, dance and even cook. Every day brings a new adventure and exciting challenge.
The series premiered in 2017 on China’s largest free-to-air broadcaster, CCTV, and 50 more domestic broadcasters including Beijing Kaku Kids and Guangdong Jiajia Kids. It also aired on leading video sharing platform Youku and other international platforms including: VPRO in the Netherlands, VRT in Belgium, YLE in Finland, be Junior in the Middle East and North Africa, CJ ENM in South Korea and Paka Paka in Argentina. On Youku, the new season received more than 30 million views in a two-week period, making it the most watched show.
“We are delighted to welcome Emmy & Gooroo to the Jetpack catalogue,” said Jetpack Distribution CEO Dominic Gardiner. “It’s a hugely engaging show for preschoolers globally, containing the much-loved elements of magic, fantasy, forests and interesting and diverse characters. Its success has already been proven in both Asia and Europe and we’re looking forward to finding it more homes.”
A prior winner of the MIP Junior International Pitch Award, Emmy & Gooroo is supported by an international consumer products programme which includes publishing, toys, home textiles, apparel, accessories, stationary. A hotel is planned and will be announced this summer. The show has also had numerous partnerships with schools and nurseries.
Learn more at www.emmyandgooroo.com.