Animated series is expected to premiere Q4 of 2021; other projects in development will feature new characters and stories that will share the same ‘Power Sphera Universe.’
Monsta’s new action-comedy animated series Mechamato (26x22’) has been picked up by WarnerMedia’s Cartoon Network as part of its line-up for the Asia Pacific region. The series is expected to premiere in Q4 2021.
Mechamato follows the adventures of a young boy named Amato who inadvertently becomes the master of MechaBot, a Power Sphera with the power to mechanize any daily life object into high-tech devices. Together they can combine into the titular armored hero. With the help of his best friends, Mechamato is on a mission to defeat and capture bad robots before they cause more chaos in the city.
“Mechamato will be a great fit for Cartoon Network,” commented head of APAC Kids at WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, Leslie Lee. “It’s about an ordinary boy caught in fun, larger-than-life adventures with an amazing robot friend, and there promises to be plenty of laughs along the way. We’re looking forward to entertaining young viewers with this awesome new show across the Asia Pacific region.”
The show will feature a diverse cast of characters who will use their wits to solve problems and inspire young viewers to be more creative and innovative. In April, Monsta released a 3-minute “first-look” video for the Mechamato series which has so far garnered almost 10 million views in total across Monsta’s digital platforms.
The series is now open for pre-sales, and several different rights such as VOD, OTT and Free TV are still available for broadcasters and content platforms. In addition to the series, a featured-length movie is also available.
It is Monsta’s policy to maintain a high level of quality in their animation. The studio’s focus is to use its characters and stories to inspire curiosity, togetherness, and promote good moral values. Currenty, Monsta is made up of more than 120 young and talented artists with a diverse set of skills and specialties who are committed to producing fresh new ideas and content for all of their series and movies.
COVID-19 has had a huge impact in the way content is consumed with more viewers flocking to digital streaming platforms, with social media-use and AVOD (Advertisement-supported Video on Demand) activity at an all-time high. Observing the spike in content consumption, the company has made an effort to push out more content to meet the demand from various platforms and audiences.
After the success of BoBoiBoy, which garnered 5 billion views on digital platforms, Monsta is setting its sights on the wider global audience through its latest animated series, Mechamato. The company also has multiple projects lined up, for the next 5 years, which will feature their own cast of characters and unique stories, all interconnected within a larger shared universe called the Power Sphera Universe.