Studio 100 and SeaBelievers have announced that they will collaborate closely as distribution partners on the exploitation of the CGI animated series SeaBelievers (52 x 11’). Studio 100 acquired the worldwide (excl. Russia and CIS) distribution rights for all audiovisual as well as L&M exploitation. Studio 100 will present the show at the physical-virtual hybrid MIPCOM Rendezvous Cannes 2020 for the first time.
SeaBelievers aims to represent a whole new genre of “eco-tainment.” Created by Brien Arone, Founder and SeaEO of SeaBelievers, the concept combines the benefit of edutainment for children, being informative and realistic about real-life issues affecting our ocean, and encouraging kids to make a difference – because they can! All in a fun and entertaining way through a stunning and engaging musical eco-adventure, with original tunes to sing and dance along to.
Each episode leads kids on a new eco-adventure. Whether in the sea or on shore, the positive SeaBelievers characters with their distinct seaweed hair, seashell noses, sea- colored eyes and webbed hands and feet, problem-solve and take action around key environmental issues. Each SeaBeliever carries a Magic Sand Dollar which ignites his or her unique super powers – fueled by their self-belief!
The series is targeted at children aged 4-7, and the first season of 52 x 11′ package will be ready for delivery in 2021. The first episode will be presented in time for this year’s MIPCOM Rendezvous Cannes.
The impressive creative team behind SeaBelievers collectively boasts 28 cumulative Emmy Awards, with former Disney exec Paul Robinson as executive producer, Mike de Seve as showrunner and Rich Dickerson as composer – to name a few. The show is produced by Baboon Animation (U.S.A.), Telegael (Ireland) and AnCartoon (China).
“Last year at MIP Junior we were looking for distributors who share the same vision, enthusiasm and commitment to our new genre and who are willing to bring SeaBelievers to children around the globe – with passion and expertise,” said Arone. “SeaBelievers is the first kids eco-tainment show in the world that tells stories that will thematically matter and empower kids. It is so important to let kids know that they can change the world and that there are role models for that in real life, and in shows with authentic characters they really can relate to. We want kids to know that the SeaBelievers are at their side and will always believe in them. For that, Studio 100 is the right partner for us, not only because they have the reputation, but their aspiration and personal commitment convinced us. Thus, to be able to implement the exploitation of the series and L&M with one dedicated team is the ideal partnership for us.”
“SeaBelievers enthralled us right from the start. A series with such high-quality animation and detailed designs, combined with a strong message and the corresponding cosmos of values and real, informative educational content is exceptional – both from a content and L&M perspective,” commented Martin Krieger,CEO of Studio 100 Media/International. “We are very happy with the trust that has been placed on us not only because SeaBelievers comes from the heart and its important message about the environment, but also because it’s about the future of this planet for our children. The devotion and energy with which the SeaBelievers team works on this important cause continues to impress us — their commitment is outstanding.”
SeaBelievers is already making a splash without having been on air. The SeaBelievers were guests at the White House for Earth Day 2019, entertaining 36,000 children and they were the only children’s characters to perform at The Super Bowl LIVE leading up to the February 2020 Super Bowl in the U.S. Additionally, they portray real engagement: SeaBelievers has been a proud and active member of “1% for the Planet” and the first children’s character line to be a member of this global organization that connects businesses, individuals, and nonprofits, empowering all to drive positive change.