Based on the popular ‘Arctic Friends’ animated film universe, the show will see 405 episodes released over 3 years; the agreement includes worldwide SVOD, AdVOD and RAVOD rights as well as the introduction of ‘Puffins’ NFTs.
Iervolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainment (ILBE) has announced a deal with international distribution company WWPS.TV for the new animated series titled Baby Puffins & Bunny. The all-new show takes viewers back to the Arctic Friends family film universe and its spinoff series Puffins. The show will be comprised of 405 x 5’ episodes to be released over five seasons between 2022 and 2024.
The agreement provides for the exclusive sale of all audiovisual exploitation rights of the Baby Puffins & Bunny animated series worldwide. The sale of the rights covers SVOD (Subscription Video on Demand), AdVOD (Advertiser Supported VOD) and RAVOD (Reward Advertising VOD). It also provides for non-exclusive rights to 20 NFTs per season, associated with or derived from the series, which the buyer may approve directly. NFTs, which represent the latest frontier in trade, are a special type of unique, indivisible, and certified cryptographic token, which can be transferred by assignment or sale.
“This agreement rewards our strategic choice to continue investing in innovative formats like short content,” commented ILBE president and founder Andrea Iervolino. “The international success of the Puffins TV series, which featured internationally renowned artists like Johnny Depp and topped the charts for most-watched content on Apple TV, has established us as a company capable of producing quality animated series for the global market.”