Mondo TV strikes its first deal for Robot Trains in Italy
Children’s animated action-adventure show to appear on DeA Junior from September.
Mondo TV, one of the largest European producers and distributors of animated content, has announced the arrival in Italy of season one of the new children’s 3D CGI animated action-adventure show <Robot Trains>. It will show daily on DeA Junior, a pay TV channel on the Sky platform, from September 4th.
This exciting 32 x 11’ animated series for children aged between four to seven years is set in Train World, where all the citizens are trains. However, among the residents there are special trains that can transform into robots!
The show, producing by one of South Korea’s largest content and marketing companies, CJ E&M, is already a big hit in Korea where it has enjoyed licensing success in toys, publishing, kitchenware, food, back to school, stationery and so on. From media to licensing and merchandising, <Robot Trains> will be distributed and licensed by Mondo in a number of territories across Europe (i.e. Italy, Spain, Portugal……), the Middle East, Africa and the Pacific region.
The second season of <Robot Trains> has already been announced. Mondo TV Suisse will not only distribute and license the show in a number of territories but will be partnering with CJ E&M for co-producing the new series.
Matteo Corradi, Mondo TV CEO, says: “Robot Trains is a thrilling, funny and beautifully designed show with an obvious appeal to a pre-school audience. I am looking forward to Robot Trains repeating its Korean success in Italy — and many more territories!”
Hyunil Park, CJ E&M VP, says: “The arrival of Robot Trains in the European market is a cause for celebration. I am sure that this exciting and engaging show, which has been so popular in its home market, will enjoy even more success — both in Europe and beyond.”
CJ E&M is Asia’s leading content and media company, headquartered in Seoul, Korea. It has five main business units – broadcast, film (CJ Entertainment), music, live entertainment and animation. Since 2011, CJ E&M has been contributing to the promotion of Korean culture around the world, through the company’s ‘one source, multi-content’ strategy. As a trend leader in Asia, CJ E&M has produced and distributed various popular content, some of which include Asia’s largest music festival Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), the leading Hallyu convention KCON, the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots, and record-breaking box office hits Roaring Currents (2014), Ode to My Father (2014) and Veteran (2015), along with sought-after television programs such as The Incomplete, Grandpas over Flowers and Reply 1988. CJ E&M’s Animation Division deals with a wide range of animation business from original content production and investment to global distribution, and character business. With regional offices in Asia and the U.S., CJ E&M currently employs over 2,000 people worldwide, and is traded on KOSDAQ under the ticker 130960. For more information, please visit: http://en.cjenm.com.
Mondo TV, listed in the Star segment of Borsa Italiana, has its registered office in Rome and is a Group made up of four companies; the Group is a leader in Italy and among the primary European operators in the production and distribution of television series and cartoon films for TV and the cinema, and is active in the related sectors (audiovisual and musical distribution, licensing, media, publishing and merchandising). http://www.mondotv.it