Toei Closes Latin American Broadcast Deals for Dragon Ball

Toei Animation has secured major Latin American broadcast deals in Mexico and Colombia for Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Kai, it was announced today by Eduardo Lucio, Senior Sales Manager for Toei Animation.

Press Release from Toei Animation

Los Angeles (June 9, 2011) – Toei Animation has secured major Latin American broadcast deals in Mexico and Colombia for Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Kai, it was announced today by Eduardo Lucio, Senior Sales Manager for Toei Animation.

Cartoon network Latin America has signed as broadcaster across Latin America for episodes 1-54 of Dragon Ball Kai. At the same time, Dragon Ball Kai will make its terrestrial broadcast debut on Televisa (Mexico) this fall.

City TV (Colombia) has licensed twenty made-for-television movies culled from the acclaimed Dragon Ball telefilm library.

Dragon Ball Kai is a high-definition director’s cut of the iconic series that follows the story of Goku and his friends as they battle evil forces throughout the universe to protect their beloved planet earth.  As the Dragon Balls use their extraordinary power, new enemies descend upon Goku, leaving him with no way out. In this installment, Gohan, the son of Goku joins the fighting battle and the action is even more vigorous.

“Dragon Ball continues to rank as an evergreen global brand that attracts new generations of viewers all over the world,” said Lucio. “Latin America remains a pivotal marketplace for Dragon Ball Z programming and we look forward to Dragon Ball Kai – the newest version of this perennial series – to launch this year with Cartoon Network Latin America and Televisa.

About Toei Animation Co., Ltd.With headquarters in Tokyo and sales offices in Paris, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Shanghai, Toei Animation (Jasdaq: 4816) ranks amongst the world’s most prolific animation production studios. Toei Animation’s operations include animation development and production, and worldwide marketing and program licensing. Since the company’s founding in 1956, Toei Animation has produced more than 10,000 episodes of TV series (more than 200 titles) and more than 200 long feature films.

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