Press Release from Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network Asia Pacific announced today that it has secured the cable and satellite rights to broadcast MIXMASTER2, the hugely popular action adventure series, to over 91 million viewers across 25 Asia Pacific countries.
Cartoon Network's agreement with Sunwoo Entertainment, the producer and distributor of MIXMASTER2, marks a significant milestone for the Korean animation industry as it the first time that a local animation company has teamed up with an international broadcast network.
Slated for launch in 2010, MIXMASTER2 follows hot on the heels of its highly successful first season and is set to premiere first on Cartoon Network in both Korea and across the Asia Pacific region with its high dose of monster-fighting action.
Mark Eyers, Vice President of Content at Cartoon Network said, "MIXMASTER2 is a testament to the excellent creative talent on tap in Korea and we're delighted to be supporting the animation industry with this landmark broadcast agreement. The exclusive regional premiere of MIXMASTER2 delivers on Cartoon Network's promise of continually featuring new and exciting content for our young viewers."
With 40 brand new episodes, MixMaster2 will follow the new adventures of 13 year-old Ditt who, battling memory loss about himself as a MixMaster, must save his town of Gamebridge from evil Prince Brad and his army of monsters.
Mr. Moon-ju Kang, Managing Director of Sunwoo Entertainment said, "As a major international channel, Cartoon Network's confidence in MIXMASTER2 provides Sunwoo with the momentum to build MIXMASTER into a powerful animation brand with unprecedented reach. Our creative team is working hard not only to ensure that season two of MIXMASTER is more popular than the first but that it also exceeds international animation standards."
The series is based on the successful MIXMASTER MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game), which still attracts thousands of users from around Asia despite its launch five years ago.